Abuse and neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, penalties. (SB126)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Abuse and neglect; financial exploitation; incapacitated adults; penalties. Changes the term "incapacitated adult" to "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of abuse and neglect of such adults and defines "vulnerable adult" as any person 18 years of age or older who is impaired by reason of mental illness, intellectual or developmental 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 or has one or more limitations that substantially impair the adult's ability to independently provide for his daily needs or safeguard his person, property, or legal interests. The bill adds the definition of "advanced age" as it is used in the definition of "vulnerable adult" to mean 65 years of age or older. The bill also changes the term "person with mental incapacity" to the same meaning of "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of financial exploitation. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference and is incorporated into SB 687. Read the Bill »


02/07/2022: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100374D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/11/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB126)
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB126)
01/31/2022Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/07/2022Incorporated by Judiciary (SB687-Mason) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB496 and SB687.


Victoria writes:

This would be considered discrimination.

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