AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A DATABASE THAT CAN BE USED TO INVESTIGATE POTENTIAL FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF SENIORS AND DISABLED ADULTS AND TO REQUIRE THAT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REPORT POTENTIAL FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF OLDER ADULTS TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Effective July 1, 2017, enacts new GS 114-8.8, Older adult exploitation database, requiring the Attorney General to operate and maintain an internet-accessible database that collects reports made by financial institutions pursuant to GS 108A-115(a)(4). Requires the Attorney General to ensure that the database is accessible to various entities, agencies, and personnel. Provides that the contents of the database are not considered a public record, with procedures taken to protect the privacy of the contents.
Effective January 1, 2018, amends GS 108A-115, concerning the duty to report suspected fraud, adding the Attorney General to the list of individuals/entities to which financial institutions, officers, or employees must report instances of financial exploitation. Makes clarifying changes regarding the medium for reports required under GS 108A-115(a).
Effective July 1, 2017, appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Justice $75,000 for 2017-18 to establish the database created pursuant to this act.
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