Abuse & neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, definitions, penalties. (SB687)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


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, or other causes, including age, 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 also changes the term "person with mental incapacity" to the same meaning of "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of financial exploitation. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. This bill incorporates SB 126 and is identical to HB 496. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104033D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/21/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB687)
01/31/2022Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/02/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105874D-S1
02/07/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB687S1)
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB687S1)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Passed by for the day
02/15/2022Read second time
02/15/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105874D-S1
02/15/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB687S1
02/15/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/01/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
03/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22107413D-H1
03/08/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB687H1)
03/08/2022Read second time
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB687H1)
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107413D-H1
03/09/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB687H1
03/09/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Title replaced 22107413D-H1
03/10/2022Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House insisted on substitute
03/10/2022House requested conference committee
03/10/2022Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Mason, Petersen, Peake
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Leftwich, Campbell, R.R., Mullin
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB687ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB687ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 642 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0642)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB126 and HB496.


Victoria writes:

This would be considered discrimination.

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