2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 955
Crimes and offenses; simple battery against a person 65 years of age or older; repeal enhanced penalties
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to crimes against the person, so as to repeal enhanced penalties relating to simple battery and battery against a person who is 65 years of age or older or by an employee, agent, or volunteer in a long-term care facility; to amend Chapter 5 of Title 30 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the protection of disabled adults and elder persons, so as to repeal a provision relating to criminal offenses and penalties for failure to report abuse or exploitation of a resident in a long-term care facility; to amend Code Section 31-7-351 of the O.C.G.A., relating to definitions relative to the Georgia long-term care background check program, so as to make a conforming change; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 16 of Title 45 of the O.C.G.A., relating to death investigations by coroners; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Mar/12/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/21/2020 - House Second Readers
Feb/20/2020 - House First Readers
Feb/19/2020 - House Hopper