H.R.4846 - Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] (Introduced 04/26/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||05/18/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4846 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/26/2012)
Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2012 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): (1) to disseminate to seniors and their families and caregivers information on mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors, including on ways of referring complaints to appropriate law enforcement agencies; (2) in response to a request about a particular entity or individual, to provide publicly available information on any record of civil or criminal law enforcement action for such fraud; and (3) to maintain a website as a resource for such individuals on those kinds of fraud.
Directs the Attorney General (DOJ) to establish and administer a competitive grant program for mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud prevention education programs for senior citizens.
Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to public awareness of the impact of such fraud on senior citizens and designation of a National Senior Fraud Awareness Week.