Alabama AG Applauds the Protecting Alabama’s Elder’s Act

Attorney General Luther Strange applauded final legislative passage of the Protecting Alabama’s Elders Act. The bill extends and strengthens legal protections from financial exploitation and physical or emotional abuse for all people aged 60 and older.

“I am pleased that the Legislature has strengthened our state laws to provide special protections for all who are 60 years or older,” said Attorney General Strange. “Previously, such protection applied only if the victim was defined as physically or mentally impaired. Sadly, experience tells us that criminals repeatedly target older people as victims, and the law passed today is a strong weapon to combat this.”

The Attorney General’s Office was actively involved in leadership of the Interagency Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, which crafted the Protecting Alabama’s Elders Act. The Council was created by the Alabama Legislature to examine this problem and suggest solutions. Members include representatives of about 30 various law enforcement, judicial, legal, health and senior advocate agencies and other organizations.

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AG Luther Strange Applauds The Protecting Alabama’s Elder’s Act

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2 Responses to “Alabama AG Applauds the Protecting Alabama’s Elder’s Act”

  1. Lisa Says:

    I applaud Alabama too!

  2. Thelma Says:

    Hope this helps to stop the fiduciary fleecing.

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