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A09979 Summary:

BILL NOA09979
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRichardson
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add Art 261 261.00 - 261.15, Pen L
 
Establishes the crime of criminal neglect of a vulnerable elderly person or a person with a disability as a class A misdemeanor; consists of a caregiver who knowingly acts in a manner likely to cause the person's life to be endangered, health to be injured, or pre-existing physical or mental condition to deteriorate; or fails to perform acts which he or she knows or reasonably should know are necessary to maintain or preserve the life or health of the person and such failure causes said person's life to be endangered, health to be injured or condition to deteriorate; or knowingly abandons said person; provides for a defense and for preservation of other remedies.
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