S. Rept. 115-9 1 (2017-03-23)

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                    115TH CONGRESS                                       REPORT
                       1st Session              SENATE                    115-9







                       ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION ACT



                                     MARCH 23, 2017.-Ordered to be printed



                           Mr. GRASSLEY, from the Committee on the Judiciary,
                                        submitted the following


                                            REPORT

                                            [To accompany S. 178]

                             [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                      The Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill
                    (S. 178), to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the
                    justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation
                    cases, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon, with-
                    out amendment, and recommends that the bill do pass.

                                                CONTENTS
                                                                                  Page
                      I. Background and Purpose of the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecu-
                          tion  A ct  ......................................................................................................  1
                     II. History of the Bill and Committee Consideration  .......................................  6
                     III. Section-by-Section  Summary  of the Bill  ....................................................  7
                     IV. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate  ...............................................  10
                     V. Regulatory  Im pact Evaluation  ......................................................................  12
                     V I.  C onclusion  ..................................................................................................... .  12
                     VII. Changes to Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported ...........................  13

                     I. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION
                                         AND PROSECUTION ACT

                             A. BACKGROUND AND THE NEED FOR LEGISLATION

                      For a nation that prides itself on institutionalized care and finan-
                    cial support for its older population-with the enactment of the
                    Medicare and Social Security programs, for example-the United
                    States continues to fall short in efforts to end the abuse and exploi-
                    tation of our nation's elderly population. Congress identified elder


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