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Relating to civil liability for abuse or exploitation of an elderly
person or person with a disability.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 4476 would make a person liable to an elderly person or person with a disability for damages for abuse or exploitation. The bill authorizes a claimant who prevails in a suit under the bill's provision to recover actual damages, including damages for mental anguish, even if an injury other than mental anguish is not shown, and to recover exemplary damages and reasonable attorney fees.