CANHR is pleased to announce that Governor Brown has signed
AB 140 into law
AB 140 gives a new definition for California's undue influence statute, which has not been changed since its enactment way back in 1872. The AB 140 modernization means that there is now greater protections for elders and dependent adults because the new definition of undue influence allows a court to consider:
- the vulnerability of the victim,
- the influencer’s apparent authority,
- the use of manipulative and unfair tactics and,
- whether an inequitable economic consequence resulted.
Because of AB 140, California’s definition of undue influence is now consistent with contemporary views of vulnerability, mental health, and fairness; AB 140 brings greater clarity to the determination of when excessive persuasion becomes exploitative.