A bill has been introduced in the Indiana General Assembly that would create an “elder abuse registry” of those convicted of crimes against senior citizens and those who are mentally or physically challenged.
The goal of this bill is to keep track of those who have committed crimes against the elderly.
Republican State Sen. Randy Head of Logansport says his bill would be similar to the state’s sex offender registry and would track those who are convicted of physical abuse or stealing money from an “endangered adult”.
The bill says the registry would be available on a public web site and maintained by the Indiana Office of Judicial Administration.
A hearing on the bill is set for the Senate Monday morning with the Family and Child Services committee.