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AB 2140: Elder Abuse (2002)


AB 2140 (2002) adds Penal Code § 243.25 to establish the crime of “battery on an elder or dependent adult” and increase the punishment to a fine of not more than $2,000 and/or imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year.

For more information, you can read the AB 2140 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

AB 2140 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about AB 2140

09/17/2002 - Simitian Bill to Combat Elder Abuse Signed by Governor