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SB 178

AAAPG letter to National Center on Elder Abuse seeking their support on US Senate Bill 178

March 17, 2017

March 1, 2017 National Center on Elder Abuse c/o University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 22, Building A-6 Alhambra, CA 91803 I applaud the story of guardian Ann Gugger you recently published on the National Center on Elder Abuse website. Sadly this story, and most like it, defines the exceptions in guardianship and in a public forum only serves to disarm the uninformed seeking to educate themselves [- more...]

Federal: SB 178 clears the US Senate Judiciary Committee

February 9, 2017

National Elder Protective Advocates, I am working to confirm that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Elder Abuse Protection and Prosecution Act through committee this morning, Thursday, Feb 9, 2017. I am also getting word that Senate Bill 178, Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act, was combined and re-numbered SB 182. Of note was that Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada co-sponsored SB182 with Senator Amy Klobuchar of [- more...]

Call to action: Please call your Federal Congressmen in support of SB 178

January 30, 2017

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations has designated Tuesday (January 31) and Wednesday (February 1) as call your Senators and Representatives days.  Here is the information from the American Society on Aging: The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is organizing call-in days next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 31 and February 1. This is an opportunity for you to contact your Senators and Representatives to let them know of your concerns about preserving these major [- more...]

Federal: U.S. Senate Bill 178, the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention and Prosecution Act

January 26, 2017

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 [- more...]