Adult exploitation; broadens definition for purposes of social services laws. (HB1945)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adult exploitation. Broadens the definition of "adult exploitation" for the purposes of social services laws to include the unauthorized, improper, or fraudulent use of an adult or his funds, property, benefits, or other assets for another's benefit or that deprives the adult of his rightful use of or access to such funds, property, benefits, or other assets. The bill provides that "adult exploitation" includes (i) a breach of a fiduciary obligation to an adult to his detriment or a failure to use the financial resources of an adult in a manner that results in neglect of such adult; (ii) the acquisition, possession, or control of an adult's financial resources or property through the use of undue influence, coercion, harassment, or duress; and (iii) forcing or coercing an adult to pay for goods or services or perform services against his will for another's profit, benefit, or advantage. In addition, the requirement that such adult be incapacitated is removed from the definition. The bill also broadens the definition of "financial institution staff" for the purposes of protecting aged or incapacitated adults to include any employee, agent, qualified individual, or representative of a bank, trust company, savings institution, loan association, consumer finance company, credit union, investment company, investment advisor, securities firm, accounting firm, or insurance company. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101758D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1945)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Committee substitute printed 17104836D-H1
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1945H1)
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104836D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1945H1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/10/2017Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1945ER)
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1945ER)
02/16/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 195 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.