HARRISBURG – Legislation to combat elder abuse is now waiting for Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature. Over the past few years, there have been well-document instances of elder abuse through the posting of demeaning pictures of senior citizens on the internet. House Bill 1431 would make it a crime for care providers to take, post or share demeaning and humiliating images and videos of any care-dependent person, such as a senior citizen in a care facility. The bill would grade this type of abuse a third-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $2,500. If you are the victim of elder abuse or if you suspect someone you know is a victim, call 911 or the state’s 24-hour abuse hotline at 1-800-490-8505.