|By ALISON NOON, Associated Press|
The law will increase punishments for people convicted of securities fraud that victimizes vulnerable people, which includes anyone at least 60 years old or mentally disabled.
Maximum punishments for stealing from the elderly and disabled will increase from
Possible restitution for vulnerable victims will increase from
"Unfortunately," Bullock said after signing the bill, "there are those who will prey on or take advantage of those are who most trusting."
Laslovich said the auditor's office has been looking to support a measure such as Funk's since a
"I'd like to keep things like that from happening to people," Amdahl said.
It was the first bill the freshman Democrat from
State representatives voted 63-37 in favor of the measure in January and senators transmitted it to the governor this month by a vote of 49-0.
The law will become official once it is filed with the secretary of state's office at the end of the day Wednesday.
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