Legislation Aims to Stop Exploitation of Minn. Seniors

Created: 01/09/2013 6:30 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

There's a new push to put a stop to the exploitation of Minnesota seniors.

Legislation introduced this week in Minnesota would expand background checks on guardians and conservators. The background checks would increase from every five years to every two years. They would also check a wider variety of systems.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the number of seniors needing guardians is growing quickly.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced legislation last year to crack down on elder abuse nationwide.