Asset forfeiture; seizure of property, report. (SB423)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

Asset forfeiture. Prohibits a law-enforcement agency from requesting, requiring, or otherwise inducing a person who asserts a lawful right to property seized for the purpose of forfeiture to waive his interest in or rights to the property until an information is filed. The bill allows attorneys for the Commonwealth to electronically notify the Department of Motor Vehicles, in a manner approved by the Commissioner, that a vehicle has been seized. A provision is added allowing a forfeiture proceeding to be stayed if it is also related to a warrant. The Department of Criminal Justice Services will be required to prepare an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly regarding information on all drug and nondrug asset seizures and forfeitures. The report shall be available to the public. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Read the Bill »

Status

03/05/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102898D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2016Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB423)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/19/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2016Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2016Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB423ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB423ER)
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM NORTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR HOWELL. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE WE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. THIS IS A CRIME COMMISSION BILL THAT DEALS WITH ASSET FORFEITURE. IT'S HAD ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROVERSY AND MAYBE BECAUSE OF THAT, THE HOUSE FELT THEY HAD TO GO OVER IT WITH A RED PENCIL, SO THERE ARE, I DON'T KNOW, ABOUT TEN, NINE OR TEN GRAMMATIC KALG CORRECTIONS AND THAT'S ALL THEY ARE, GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? THEIR VOTE? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 425 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE CITY, SENATOR EDWARDS.