Alabama elder abuse legislation http://apr.org en Alabama Legislature Targets Elder Abuse http://apr.org/post/alabama-legislature-targets-elder-abuse <p>The Alabama Legislature is making it easier to prosecute people who abuse, neglect or financially exploit senior citizens.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The House and Senate passed different versions of the bill earlier in the Senate and then agreed on the same version on Monday night shortly before the 2013 legislative session ended.<br> Tue, 21 May 2013 12:39:01 +0000 The Associated Press 30799 at http://apr.org Alabama Legislature Targets Elder Abuse 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 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 Ala. Legislators Plan Bill to Curb Elder Abuse http://apr.org/post/ala-legislators-plan-bill-curb-elder-abuse <p>Two Republican legislators are planning to push legislation in the upcoming session to prevent elder abuse and increase the penalties for offenders.</p><p>Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster and Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood plan to announce the legislation Monday afternoon, along with the state's director of Senior Services, Neal Morrison. . The event will be at the Heardmont Senior Center in Shelby County.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:43:57 +0000 The Associated Press 21772 at http://apr.org Ala. Legislators Plan Bill to Curb Elder Abuse