BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                  SB 110
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          Date of Hearing:   August 4, 2010

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                     SB 110 (Liu) - As Amended:  August 2, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                             Human  
                       Public Safety                                   7-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              


          This bill makes a series of clarifying and noncontroversial  
          changes to statutory provisions relating to elders who are  
          victims of crimes, abuse, or neglect to include non-elder  
          dependent adults. Among these changes, this bill: 

          1)Provides that local law enforcement agencies, and state law  
            enforcement agencies with jurisdiction, have concurrent  
            jurisdiction to investigate elder and dependent adult abuse  
            and all other crimes against elder victims and victims with  

          2)Provides that, notwithstanding any provision of law to the  
            contrary, law enforcement agencies retain exclusive  
            responsibility for criminal investigations involving elder and  
            dependent abuse. 

          3)Changes "interagency elder death teams" to "elder and  
            dependent adult death review teams" and expands the authority  
            of those teams to include dependent adult abuse and neglect,  
            as specified. 

          4)Provides that when new materials are developed or updated for  
            law enforcement elder and dependent adult abuse training  
            courses certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards  


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            and Training (POST), POST shall consult with the Bureau of  
            Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse and other subject matter  

          5)Clarifies that the appropriate law enforcement agency to which  
            a developmental center for people with developmental  
            disabilities must report resident deaths and serious injuries  
            of unknown origin is the appropriate local law enforcement  
            agency, and provides that such reporting requirements are in  
            addition to any reporting requirements of mandated reporters.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Negligible state and local costs.  


           1)Rationale  . The intent of this measure is to make no-cost  
            incremental changes to current law to enhance awareness and  
            training regarding crimes against dependent adults. 

           2)Prior Legislation . AB 2038 (Lieber), 2007-2008, replaced the  
            phrase "dependant adult" with the phrase "adult with  
            disability" when referring to a person described under  
            existing law as a person between the ages of 18 and 64 who has  
            a physical or mental limitation which restricts or  
            substantially restricts his or her ability to carry out normal  
            activities or to protect his or her rights, as specified. AB  
            2039 was held on the Senate Appropriations' Suspense File. 


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Geoff Long / APPR. / (916) 319-2081