Mentally incapacitated persons; financial exploitation, penalty. (SB706)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Financial exploitation of elderly or incapacitated adults; penalties. Provides that it is a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than 20 years to knowingly and without legal justification, by deception, intimidation, undue influence, coercion, harassment, duress, or misrepresentation, use, obtain, convert, or take control of an incapacitated adult's money, assets, property, or financial resources with the intent to permanently deprive the adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the property or financial resources. If the violation is by a caregiver or person in a position of trust, it is a Class 3 felony. The bill allows forfeiture of personal property used in connection with the crime. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/27/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100827D
11/27/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/01/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB706)
12/06/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB706)
01/07/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB706)
01/21/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Committee substitute printed 13104029D-S1
01/21/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/22/2013Incorporates SB1258
01/23/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB706S1)
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB706S1)
01/29/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104029D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB706S1
02/01/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/13/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB706ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
02/22/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB706ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB706ER)
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 452 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)