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SB 416 Letter of Support to Senate Appropriations Committee

RE:  Support for SB 416 to clarify that isolation abuse is a misdemeanor

 CEDAR strongly supports SB 416, which would clarify that isolation abuse of an elder or dependent adult is a misdemeanor.  SB 416 does not create a new crime.  The bill is a much-needed clarification that could save considerable funds for counties and courts.  It could also save California’s most vulnerable residents from untold mental suffering.