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