During the 2015 South Dakota legislative session, SB 168 established an Elder Abuse Task Force which will be studying financial, physical and emotional abuse of elderly South Dakotans. The task force is charged with making recommendations to the SD Legislature on policies and legislation to effectively address the issue. Appointed members will serve until January 1, 2016. Included in the seventeen member task force is Rep. Kris Langer from Dell Rapids. The first meeting will be held later this summer.