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HB1522

Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required.

Status:
In Senate

Latest Action: Feb. 24, 2020
Senate: Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Chief Patron:
Marcus Simon (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required.

Requires that any action for the forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of a crime be stayed until the person whose property is the subject of the forfeiture action has been found guilty of the crime authorizing the forfeiture, regardless of whether he has been sentenced. The bill provides that property may be forfeited even though no finding of guilt is made if (i) the forfeiture is ordered by the court pursuant to a plea agreement or (ii) the owner has not submitted a written demand for the return of the property within 21 days from the date the stay terminates. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/09/2020 - House: Presented and ordered printed 20104679D
  • 01/09/2020 - House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/17/2020 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 01/27/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 1-N)
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Committee substitute printed 20106992D-H1
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Incorporates HB225 (Freitas)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB1522H1)
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Committee substitute agreed to 20106992D-H1
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1522H1
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
  • 02/06/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (97-Y 1-N)
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 1-N)
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations