Misuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation of incapacitated adults, penalty. (SB124)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Travis Hackworth (R-Richlands)


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Misuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation; incapacitated adults; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person granted authority to act for a principal under a power of attorney to knowingly or intentionally engage in financial exploitation of an incapacitated adult. The bill also provides that the power of attorney terminates upon such conviction. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. Read the Bill »


01/07/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100334D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB124)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB497 and SB690.

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