S. 178 - Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

Crime and law enforcement. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on August 1, 2017.

Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

S. 178 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases.
Other Titles
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
  • Robert Matava Elder Abuse Prosecution Act of 2017
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
  • Robert Matava Elder Abuse Prosecution Act of 2017
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
  • Robert Matava Elder Abuse Prosecution Act of 2017
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
  • Robert Matava Elder Abuse Prosecution Act of 2017
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
  • Robert Matava Elder Abuse Prosecution Act of 2017
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
Sponsor
Chuck Grassley
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Advisory bodies
  • Aging
  • Census and government statistics
  • Congressional oversight
  • Consumer affairs
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime victims
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Department of Justice
  • Detention of persons
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Family services
  • Federal officials
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Mental health
  • Organized crime
  • State and local government operations
  • Telephone and wireless communication
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Major Actions
Introduced1/20/2017
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Senate8/01/2017
House10/03/2017
Signed by President10/18/2017
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 742 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.8/01/2017 by voice vote
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.8/01/2017 by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.10/03/2017 by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/20/2017
1/20/2017Introduced in Senate
1/20/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Put on a legislative calendar2/09/2017Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
3/23/2017Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Grassley without amendment. With written report No. 115-9.
Put on a legislative calendar3/23/2017Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 23.
select this voteVote8/01/2017Amendment SA 742 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
8/01/2017
8/01/2017Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 742 proposed by Senator Portman for Senator Grassley.
8/01/2017Senate amendment agreed to: Amendment SA 742 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
8/01/2017Senate amendment submitted
8/01/2017Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/01/2017Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.
8/01/2017Amendment SA 742 proposed by Senator Portman for Senator Grassley. (consideration: CR S4681; text: CR S4681) To improve the bill.
8/02/2017Message on Senate action sent to the House.
8/04/2017Received in the House.
8/04/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
8/11/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
10/03/2017Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
10/03/2017Considered under suspension of the rules.
10/03/2017DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 178.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage10/03/2017On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
10/03/2017Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Presented to President10/06/2017Presented to President.
Signed10/18/2017Signed by President.
Enacted10/18/2017Became Public Law No: 115-70.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 742Grassley, Charles [R-IA]August 1, 2017Passed by voice vote on July 31, 2017.

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Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act: Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.

11 organizations support this bill

American Bar Association
Susman, Thomas M. (2017, March 1). ABA Supports S. 178, the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. Retrieved March 2, 2017, from American Bar Association.
American Seniors Association
ASA (2017, January 30). S.178 A bill to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases.. Retrieved January 30, 2017, from ASA.
Elder Justice Coalition
Elder Justice Coalition (2017, October 3). Elder Abuse Bill Passes Judiciary Committee; Other Bills Introduced in 115th Congress . Retrieved October 3, 2017, from Elder Justice Coalition.
LeadingAge
LeadingAge and the Elder Abuse Coalition (2017, February 8). Breaking Advocacy News - Week of February 6, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017, from LeadingAge.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Elder Justice Coalition (2017, October 3). Elder Abuse Bill Passes Judiciary Committee; Other Bills Introduced in 115th Congress . Retrieved October 3, 2017, from Elder Justice Coalition.
National Adult Protective Services Association
Elder Justice Coalition (2017, October 3). Elder Abuse Bill Passes Judiciary Committee; Other Bills Introduced in 115th Congress . Retrieved October 3, 2017, from Elder Justice Coalition.
National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
Elder Justice Coalition (2017, October 3). Elder Abuse Bill Passes Judiciary Committee; Other Bills Introduced in 115th Congress . Retrieved October 3, 2017, from Elder Justice Coalition.
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
Elder Justice Coalition (2017, October 3). Elder Abuse Bill Passes Judiciary Committee; Other Bills Introduced in 115th Congress . Retrieved October 3, 2017, from Elder Justice Coalition.
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Elder Justice Coalition (2017, October 3). Elder Abuse Bill Passes Judiciary Committee; Other Bills Introduced in 115th Congress . Retrieved October 3, 2017, from Elder Justice Coalition.
Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
PORAC (2017, August 1). PORAC Federal Bill Chart. Retrieved October 10, 2017, from PORAC.
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Blocker, Andy (2017, March 1). SIFMA Submits Comments to the Senate on the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. Retrieved October 3, 2017, from Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$351,377$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$719,982$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$207,666$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,186,148$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,111,613$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$990,337$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,683,627$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$197,140$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,951,734$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$889,248$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$646,555$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$803,801$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$591,061$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$383,432$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$1,884,258$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$859,300$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$394,375$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$458,956$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$980,059$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$805,361$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,096,012$0Yes
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,109,548$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$2,018,446$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$456,198$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$3,122,435$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$484,470$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$938,705$0Yes
Tammy DuckworthDIL$1,332,986$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,203,124$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$170,321$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$307,526$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$545,179$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$391,078$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,732,894$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$1,083,777$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$964,055$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,727,539$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,102,455$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$683,595$0Yes
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$1,780,229$0Yes
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$1,007,072$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$712,178$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$734,978$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$670,556$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$535,895$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$623,973$0Yes
John HoevenRND$114,513$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$185,824$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$590,880$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,612,812$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$2,714,209$0Yes
John KennedyRLA$267,850$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$327,042$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$694,313$0Yes
James LankfordROK$344,630$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$580,664$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$1,116,521$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$397,800$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,590,993$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$880,751$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,094,569$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,929,330$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,498,642$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$471,502$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$281,464$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$387,551$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$1,162,114$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$763,017$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,734,514$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$745,801$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$681,895$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,429,919$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,810,164$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$497,070$0Yes
Jim RischRID$115,637$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$516,214$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$278,841$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$1,818,548$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$96,997$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$998,489$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$970,496$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,635,761$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$1,144,170$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$698,967$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$424,450$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$769,942$0Yes
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$1,143,211$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$1,492,036$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$616,857$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$852,543$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$3,097,685$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$746,292$0Yes
Chris Van HollenDMD$2,870,305$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,779,939$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,139,022$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$649,442$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$232,815$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$970,381$0Yes
Todd YoungRIN$645,705$0Yes

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$351,377$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$719,982$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$207,666$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,186,148$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,111,613$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$990,337$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,683,627$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$197,140$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,951,734$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$889,248$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$646,555$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$803,801$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$591,061$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$383,432$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$1,884,258$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$859,300$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$394,375$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$458,956$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$980,059$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$805,361$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,096,012$0Yes
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,109,548$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$2,018,446$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$456,198$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$3,122,435$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$484,470$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$938,705$0Yes
Tammy DuckworthDIL$1,332,986$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,203,124$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$170,321$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$307,526$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$545,179$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$391,078$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,732,894$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$1,083,777$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$964,055$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,727,539$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,102,455$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$683,595$0Yes
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$1,780,229$0Yes
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$1,007,072$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$712,178$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$734,978$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$670,556$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$535,895$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$623,973$0Yes
John HoevenRND$114,513$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$185,824$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$590,880$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,612,812$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$2,714,209$0Yes
John KennedyRLA$267,850$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$327,042$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$694,313$0Yes
James LankfordROK$344,630$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$580,664$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$1,116,521$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$397,800$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,590,993$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$880,751$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,094,569$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,929,330$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,498,642$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$471,502$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$281,464$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$387,551$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$1,162,114$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$763,017$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,734,514$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$745,801$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$681,895$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,429,919$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,810,164$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$497,070$0Yes
Jim RischRID$115,637$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$516,214$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$278,841$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$1,818,548$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$96,997$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$998,489$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$970,496$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,635,761$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$1,144,170$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$698,967$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$424,450$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$769,942$0Yes
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$1,143,211$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$1,492,036$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$616,857$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$852,543$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$3,097,685$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$746,292$0Yes
Chris Van HollenDMD$2,870,305$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,779,939$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,139,022$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$649,442$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$232,815$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$970,381$0Yes
Todd YoungRIN$645,705$0Yes

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$63,882,327
Security brokers & investment companies$22,152,297
Republican/Conservative$14,205,818
Police & firefighters unions & associations$618,368
Elderly issues/Social Security$259,310
Public official (elected or appointed)$123,983
Municipal & county government organizations$250

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

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