Alabama: State Senator Cam Ward Stirs Support for Elderly Abuse Legislation

As the Alabama Legislature approaches its home stretch, state Sen. Cam Ward of Shelby County and others at a press conference this morning stirred support of a bill he sponsored that protects seniors from criminal abuse.

Ward has sponsored Senate Bill 29 that expands the opportunity for prosecution as well as the penalties associated with cases of neglect, mistreatment and financial abuse of elderly. A virtually identical bill in the House sponsored by Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood is also awaiting passage.

“One of the things we oftentimes don’t think about until it happens to us is the terrible tragedy of elder abuse,” Ward said. “It’s unfortunate that every day in this state there are instances of abuse.”

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State Sen. Cam Ward Stirs Support for Elderly Abuse Legislation in Alabaster

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3 Responses to “Alabama: State Senator Cam Ward Stirs Support for Elderly Abuse Legislation”

  1. StandUp Says:

    Good to see Alabama examining elder abuse.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    We have so many laws, and still so much elder abuse. You can be sure that those in the system will continue to abuse the elderlt and no one will care.

  3. Karen Says:

    Notice he's standing in front of an AARP backdrop? And we all know AARP's position….

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