Crimes against incapacitated and vulnerable adults; penalties. (HB2132)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crimes against incapacitated and vulnerable adults; penalties. Expands the crime of abuse and neglect of an adult to include abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults, defined in the bill as persons 60 years of age or older. Current law applies only to incapacitated adults, defined as persons 18 years of age or older who are impaired by reason of mental illness, intellectual disability, physical illness or disability, advanced age, or other causes to the extent the adult lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out reasonable decisions concerning his well-being. The bill also expands the class of victims of the crime of financial exploitation of incapacitated persons to include persons incapacitated due to physical illness or disability, advanced age over the age of 60, or other causes that prevent such persons from understanding the nature or consequences of the financial transaction involved in an offense against such person. The current law applies only to victims who suffer from mental incapacity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104118D
01/08/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2132)
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice