Identical bills to change elder financial exploitation law OK’d by House, Senate

Updated at 3:40 p.m. on May 20

BOTH CHAMBERS of the R.I. General Assembly recently approved a bill lowering the age under which residents are considered victims of elder financial exploitation under state law and charges can be filed. Pictured is the R.I. Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – Each chamber of the General Assembly recently approved its own bill lowering the age for residents to be considered victims of elder financial exploitation under state law, according to a news release. Companion legislation sponsored by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne and Rep. Jason Knight, both Barrington Democrats, allows offenders to be charged with…

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