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Minutes for HB2153 - Committee on Judiciary

Short Title

Increasing the criminal penalty for mistreatment of a dependent adult or elder person when the victim is a resident of an adult care home.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Jason Thompson gave a bill brief of HB2153 stating that the bill increases the criminal penalties for mistreatment of a dependent adult or elder person who is a resident of an adult care home. (Attachment 4)

Adam Proffitt submitted a fiscal note for HB2153. (Attachment 5)

Scott Schultz submitted a prison bed impact assessment. (Attachment 6)

Proponents, Oral

Steve Karrer spoke in support of HB2153 stating that the bill is simple, but the "why" is important. He stated that this is a vulnerable population who have lost their independence and liberty and they need to be protected. (Attachment 7)

Proponent, Written

Neutral

There was discussion.

There was neither Neutral nor Opponent testimony.

The hearing was closed.