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October 11, 2011
For Immediate Release
Clare Smith
California Senior Legislature

Aging Californians and their Families Benefit with Governor Brown's Signature on Four New Laws Proposed and Supported 

by the California Senior Legislature



(Sacramento, CA October 10, 2011) The California Senior Legislature (CSL) applauds Governor Brown for signing into law the following four bills, AB 138 (Assemblymember Jim Beall) establishing the Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011, AB 332  (Assemblymember Betsy Butler) amending existing law regarding identity theft and elder abuse and prescribes penalties for violation thereof. AB 1090 (Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield) establishing the County Deferred Property Tax Program for Senior and Disabled Citizens; and SB 33 (Senator Joe Simitian) amending provisions of the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Protection Act.


These four new laws were proposed by CSL members Lola Young, Sacramento, CA., Richard Shontz, West Hills, CA, Charles Molnar, Santa Cruz, CA,and Shirley Krohn, Walnut Creek, CA, respectively. The signing of this critical legislation coincides with the upcoming 31st Annual Legislative Session of the CSL where over 110 Senior Assembly Members and Senators will convene in the chambers and committee hearing rooms of the State Capitol to review 62 proposals reflecting model legislation designed to benefit older adults and younger people with disabilities in California. Ten state proposals and four federal proposals will be announced as the "top proposals" at the close of the Session. The State Legislature will be in recess during the CSL Session which is scheduled for October 24 - 27, 2011.


The California Senior Legislature is a non-partisan organization established by California law empowered to propose ten new State and four Federal laws, per year, affecting seniors and people with disabilities.  For more information visit www.4CSL.org.

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CONTACT: Clare Smith, Consulting Executive Director (916) 552-8056 csmith@seniorleg.ca.gov