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HB 696 (2019)

Summary:

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 Became Law?:
No
Status Detail:
Vetoed by Governor

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