Judiciary and Public Safety: B20-107 the Charles and Hilda Mason’s Elder Abuse Clarification Act

Monday, July 8, 2013


Room 500

Hearing Video

The Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety will hold a public hearing on the following legislation:

  • B20-107, the Charles and Hilda Mason’s Elder Abuse Clarification Act of 2013, which would establish stricter penalties for elder abuse or failure to report abuse, create more autonomy for elders, increase criminal penalties for elder abuse, establish financial abuse as a form of elder abuse, and prevent a convicted abuser from inheriting from their victims.

The Committee invites the public to testify. Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to testify should contact Tawanna Shuford at 724-7808 or tshuford@dccouncil.us, and furnish their name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Witnesses should bring 15 copies of their testimony. Testimony may be limited to 3 minutes for individuals and 5 minutes for those representing organizations or groups.

If you are unable to testify at the public hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, to Ms. Shuford, Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, Room 109, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20004, or via email at tshuford@dccouncil.us.