HB2671 S JUD AMT #1 4-1

Dean  7824


The Committee on Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2671—A Bill to amend and reenact §55-7J-1, §55-7J-4, §55-7J-5, and §55-7J-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact  §61-2-29b of said code, all relating to financial exploitation of elderly persons, protected persons or incapacitated adults; updating terms; clarifying actions by civil complaint, petition for financial exploitation protective order, or both; providing that financial exploitation protective orders are temporary; requiring notice be given to the person alleged to be engaging in financial exploitation as soon as practicable; requiring a full adversarial hearing on the merits before a court before final relief may be granted; including criminal penalties for violation or contempt of protective orders for victims of financial exploitation; and requiring notice of potential criminal penalties in all injunctive or protective orders.