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H.R. 448:
Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009
111th Congress

This is a bill in the U.S. Congress originating in the House of Representatives ("H.R."). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate and then be signed by the President before it becomes law.

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To protect seniors in the United States from elder abuse by establishing specialized elder abuse prosecution and research programs and activities to aid victims of elder abuse, to provide training to prosecutors and other law enforcement related to elder abuse prevention and protection, to establish programs that provide for emergency crisis response teams to combat elder abuse, and for other purposes.


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Occurred: IntroducedJan 9, 2009
Occurred: Referred to CommitteeView Committee Assignments
Occurred: Passed HouseFeb 11, 2009
Not Yet Occurred: Senate Vote...
Not Yet Occurred: Signed by President...
This bill has been passed in the House. The bill now goes on to be voted on in the Senate. Keep in mind that debate may be taking place on a companion bill in the Senate, rather than on this particular bill. [Last Updated: Nov 13, 2009 1:27PM]
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Feb 12, 2009: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Feb 11, 2009: This bill passed in the House of Representatives by roll call vote. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thirds majority. This usually occurs for non-controversial legislation. The totals were 397 Ayes, 25 Nays, 10 Present/Not Voting. Vote Details.
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