Exploitation of dependents and endangered adults

S.E.A. 249, P.L. 70
Effective: July 1, 2020

Defines “person in a position of trust” and “self-dealing”. Provides that a: (1) person commits exploitation of a dependent or an endangered adult if the person recklessly uses or exerts control over the personal services or property of an endangered adult or dependent; and (2) person in a position of trust commits exploitation of a dependent or an endangered adult if the person recklessly engages in self-dealing with the property of the dependent or endangered adult. Increases the penalty if the person has a prior unrelated conviction. Removes: (1) provisions relating to the Social Security Act; (2) a sentencing enhancement that applies if the victim is at least 60 years of age; and (3) a sentencing enhancement based on the value of the property.

Read the bill at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2020/bills/senate/249