U.S. Senate Bill 178, the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention and Prosecution Act, was introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley on inauguration day, January 20, 2017. Although the text has not been released this appears to be the reintroduction of Senate Bill 3270 from the 114th Congress.
The introduction is consistent with Grassley’s 114-230 report building a budget for the bill. Grassley estimates budgetary needs of $8-9 million a year to implement the program. Based on the $10 billion a year in familial losses due to fraudulent guardianships being imposed on innocent Americans and their families this might be the best investment American taxpayers could make.
From the Congressional Record of 1/20/17
By Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. TILLIS, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. BENNET, and Mrs. FEINSTEIN): S. 178. A bill to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases; to the Committee on the Judiciary
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