02RS HB760


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HB 760/CI (BR 2209) - R. Palumbo, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to senior citizens.
     Repeal and reenact KRS 209.005 to create the Commission on Elder Abuse, name members of the commission, and delete the Elder Abuse Committee; create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to list the duties of the commission; require the commission to submit a report; amend KRS 209.020 to clarify the definitions for "caretaker", "exploitation", and "neglect"; add definition of "deception" to mean misrepresenting or using misrepresentation; add definition of "intimidation" to mean threat of deprivation; add definition of "person of trust and confidence" to mean someone who has been entrusted or has assumed responsibility of an adult's funds, assets, or property; amend KRS 209.990 to include a person of trust and confidence as a perpetrator, add the offenses of deception and intimidation, and increase the penalty for some victims; create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to prohibit a claim of not knowing the age of the victim in order to reduce a penalty; exempt good faith efforts from criminal liability; require the court to set a speedy trial for victims age 65 years of over upon request; require the court to consider the well-being of an adult victim in considering a delay or continuance; amend KRS 387.510 to add a representative of a law enforcement agency to the definition of interested person or entity; amend KRS 387.770 to permit a representative of a law enforcement agency, a county attorney or the Commonwealth's attorney with direct interest to inspect related records; amend KRS 510.060, 510.090, and 510.120 to include an adult as defined under KRS 209.020(4)(a); amend KRS 209.030 to conform.

     Feb 25-introduced in House
     Feb 26-to Judiciary (H)

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