Alabama Republican Rep. Paul DeMarco http://apr.org en Ala. Bills Make It Easier To Prosecute Elder Abuse http://apr.org/post/ala-bills-make-it-easier-prosecute-elder-abuse <p></p><p></p><p>Alabama lawmakers have passed bills that would make it easier to criminally charge people who abuse, neglect or financially exploit the elderly.</p><p>The sponsors say they expect the governor to sign one of the bills into law once the two slightly different versions are reconciled.</p><p>The Senate sponsor, Republican Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster, says only one word in the measure that passed the Senate is different from the House-passed version sponsored by Republican Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood.</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:05:44 +0000 The Associated Press 28088 at http://apr.org Ala. Bills Make It Easier To Prosecute Elder Abuse Legislation Proposes Ala. State Property Database http://apr.org/post/legislation-proposes-ala-state-property-database <P>An Alabama state lawmaker has pre-filed legislation that would require the state auditor to keep a searchable public database listing any piece of personal property owned by the state and valued at $500 or more.</P> <P>Homewood Republican Rep. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:07:29 +0000 The Associated Press 23507 at http://apr.org Legislation Proposes Ala. State Property Database Ala. Legislators Offer Bills To Curb Elder Abuse http://apr.org/post/ala-legislators-offer-bills-curb-elder-abuse <P>Two bills proposed for the legislative session starting Feb. 5 will provide additional criminal penalties for the abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of older citizens.</P> <P>Two Republican legislators, Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster and Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood, announced the legislation Monday in Shelby County along with the state director of Senior Services, Neal Morrison. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:53:01 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21787 at http://apr.org Ala. Legislators Offer Bills To Curb Elder Abuse Voters to Decide on Rewritten Constitution Parts http://apr.org/post/voters-decide-rewritten-constitution-parts <P>Some members of the Alabama Legislature have been trying for more than 10 years to rewrite the Alabama Constitution by doing it one article at a time.</P> <P>Two of the rewritten articles are finally ready to go before voters. Proposed amendments rewriting two sections on the 1901 Constitution relating to banking and corporations passed the Alabama House and Senate earlier this year and will be on the Nov. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:12:04 +0000 The Associated Press 18690 at http://apr.org Voters to Decide on Rewritten Constitution Parts