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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 130 History

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(By Delegates Williams, Moye, Perdue, Perry Pino, Pethtel, Manypenny, Ferro, Stephens, Campbell, border, Smith, Rowan, Young, Faircloth, Raines, O’Neal, Sumner and Arvon)

[Originating in the Committee on Senior Citizens Issues; Reported April 4, 2013.]


Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the feasibility of updating state laws that strengthen protections against elder abuse, exploitation and fraud; and

    Whereas, Research indicates that two million elders are abused in the United States by telemarketing fraud or paid care-giver con-artist; and

    Whereas, The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the West Virginia Financial Exploitation Workgroup manage research, training, best-practices, news and resources on safeguarding elder mistreatment; and

    Whereas, Elder mistreatment can also include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect and abandonment; and

    Whereas, Review of laws to protect consumers, prepare prosecutors, and acquiring knowledge of neighboring states definitions of financial exploitation are of great potential significance to West Virginia as a continuing method to ensure the continued protection of elder abuse and to the general interests of the state as a strategy to eliminate mistreatment; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the issues of elder abuse, exploitation and fraud; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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