On February 11, 2009, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 448, the Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009.  The legislation would direct the Attorney General to: (1) study and report to Congress on state laws and practices relating to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (including laws requiring reporting of nursing home deaths); (2) develop a long-term plan for elder justice programs and activities; (3) award grants to support and train state and local prosecutors, courts, and law enforcement personnel handling elder justice-related matters; and (4) establish the Elder Serve Victim grant program to facilitate and coordinate programs to provide emergency services to victims of elder abuse.