Category: Social Issues

HB 696 (2019)

House/Senate Bill: House

Description: Establishes a process enabling vulnerable adults, such as an elderly person unable to manage home affairs, to seek protective orders due to abuse, exploitation, and neglect. As introduced, the bill would have allowed a judge to order someone to surrender firearms if the judge finds it is necessary to protect the vulnerable adult. A conference committee of representatives and senators removed references to firearms in the bill, although law enforcement would still have power to confiscate "any deadly weapons involved in the alleged abuse, exploitation or neglect."

Bill Sponsor: Robert "Renny" Cushing

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 05/07/2019

Next Voting Date: Thu, 06/27/2019

Bill Status

Vetoed by Governor
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: Yes
Passed Senate: Yes
Signed by Governor: No

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