Forfeiture of property used in connection with commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. (HB900)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

Progress

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

Description

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. Amends § 18.2-251.02, § 19.2-386.1, § 19.2-386.10, § 19.2-386.11, § 19.2-386.12, § 19.2-386.14, § 19.2-386.31, § 19.2-386.32, § 19.2-386.34, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2018Committee
01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104392D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB900)
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18105993D-H1
02/07/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105993D-H1
02/08/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB900H1
02/09/2018Read third time and passed House (81-Y 18-N)
02/09/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (81-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB900H1)
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/21/2018Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (8-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

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