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HB 0247 - Crimes and offenses; battery against a person 65 years of age or older; repeal an enhanced penalty

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Deborah Silcox
Last Action: 1/13/2020 - Senate Recommitted
House Committee: Judiciary
Senate Committee: Special Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 247 moves to amend 1) Title 16 of the OCGA to repeal the penalty of battery against a person 65 years of age or older; 2) OCGA 16-5-100 to revise the definition of "exploit" to include the illegal taking of resources belonging to a disabled adult or elder person when access to the resources was obtained due to the disabled adult's or elder person's mental or physical incapacity; 3) Code Sections 30-5-4 and 45-17-8 to require public notaries to report the abuse, neglecting or exploitation of disabled adults or elder persons; 3) Code Section 31-7-12.1 to allow law enforcement agencies to conduct inspections of unlicensed personal care homes. The bill also amends the punishment of improper licensing and crimes against elder persons.  

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