March 22, 2023 — Testimony

On behalf of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), Legal Assistance for Seniors, Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, Institute on Aging, Public Law Center, Public Counsel, Elder Law & Advocacy , La Raza Centro Legal, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Riverside Legal Aid, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, Disability Rights Advocates, Legal Assistance for the Elderly, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, Empowered Aging, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region, East Bay Community Law Center, and Open Door Legal, NCLC writes in support of Senate Bill 278 (Dodd), which will be heard before the committee shortly. SB 278 will clarify the law and ensure that elderly victims of financial scams can hold negligent banks accountable for assisting in the financial exploitation of older Californians.