Bill To Protect Seniors From Exploitation

A bill that supporters say would prevent the financial exploitation of seniors has been approved by the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Art Haywood says the bill would give certain individuals the right to question the actions of someone who has power of attorney. Haywood says the bill seeks to hold those with power of attorney accountable and to reduce financial exploitation of the elderly by providing transparency. About half the states in the nation already have similar laws on the books.