Republicans introduce bills to combat elder abuse

Republicans introduce bills to combat elder abuse
Copyright 2019 by Channel 3000. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Republicans introduce bills to combat elder abuse

MADISON, Wis. - A pair of Republican legislators is introducing a package of legislation designed to combat elder abuse.

Sen. Patrick Testin and Rep. John Macco's bills would expedite hearings in criminal cases involving elderly victims or witnesses and allow brokers and investment advisers to delay transactions from vulnerable adults' accounts when they suspect financial exploitation.

The bills also would allow banks, lenders and check-cashing services to refuse or delay transactions if they suspect a vulnerable adult, strengthen criminal penalties for sexually abusing or physically abusing people over 60 and create sentence enhancers for crimes involving the elderly.

The bills stem from recommendations from former Attorney General Brad Schimel's Elder Abuse Task Force.

Get your weather forecast from people who actually live in your community. We update with short, easy-to-use video forecasts you can watch on your phone every day. Download the iOS or Android app here.

Latest Political Headlines

Photo Galleries

E-News Registration

This Week's Circulars