Seizure of property; receipt required. (SB721)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Seizure of property; receipt required. Requires the agency seizing property to issue contemporaneously with the seizure, a receipt itemizing the property seized. Amends § 19.2-386.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15
12/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101200D
12/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB721)
01/14/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2015Committee substitute printed 15103694D-S1
01/16/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Read second time
01/19/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/19/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103694D-S1
01/19/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB721S1
01/20/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB721S1)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/18/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 1-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Committee substitute printed 15105210D-H1
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB721H1)
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105210D-H1
02/24/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB721H1
02/24/2015Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015House substitute rejected by Senate (8-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015House insisted on substitute
02/26/2015House requested conference committee
02/26/2015Senate acceded to request (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Marsden, Garrett, Stuart
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Albo, Head, Simon
02/26/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2015Passed by temporarily
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/27/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Enrolled
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB721ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB721ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015Passed by for the day
04/17/2015Communicated to Governor
04/30/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 769 (effective 7/1/15)
04/30/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0769)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Comments

ACLU-VA Criminal Justice writes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports requiring law enforcement agencies to issue an itemized receipt to a property owner at the time of a seizure. This common sense bill protects both law enforcement and property owners. Due process guarantees that a person will not be deprived of property without an opportunity to be heard. Such a hearing cannot be fair unless law enforcement and the property owner can at least agree on what was seized and when.

J P Welch writes:

Property owners should be entitled to written confirmation of what, when, where and why their property was seized by an authorized agency.