Regional
2:47 pm
Fri January 23, 2004

Kentucky House Passes Bill on Elder Abuse

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House has passed a bill to
spell out how crimes against the elderly and
other "vulnerable adults" are to be handled.

The bill outlines the steps to be taken from the
time a complaint is filed with the Cabinet for
Families and Children until it is resolved.
Proponents say that would impose accountability
on everyone involved in investigating cases
of elder abuse, neglect defrauding, and other
crimes.

Representative Tim Feeley of Crestwood says the bill
should help prosecutors, because criminals who target
the elderly have always been hard to catch.

The measure passed 89 to nothing. It will now go to
the Kentucky Senate.