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August 22, 2006
NCEAThe Source of Information and Assistance on Elder Abuse
Elder Justice Act of 2003 (S. 333)|
On February 10, 2003, Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), Ranking Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the Elder Justice Act of 2003 - S. 333 in the Senate. The bill before the Senate is an important step towards ensuring the safety of vulnerable elders.
If passed, the new law among other things would:
Click here to learn more about the Senate Elder Justice bill, or go to http://thomas.loc.gov and enter S. 333 in the bill number box.
Elder Justice Act (H.R. 2490) Introduced in House
On June 17, 2003, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-5th IL), and a bipartisan group of more than 45 cosponsors led by House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-7th MO), introduced H.R. 2490, the Elder Justice Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
H.R. 2490 is a companion measure to the bill introduced in the Senate on February 10. Senate and House versions are identical.
More on H.R. 2490
Elder Justice Coalition
"A National Advocacy Voice Supporting Elder Justice in America"
The Elder Justice Coalition, a nonpartisan coalition of national, regional, state, and local advocacy groups and concerned citizens, is working to promote public understanding and support of the Elder Justice Act. For more information, see http://www.elderjusticecoalition.com/
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