Forfeiture of property used in connection with commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. (HB2096)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patrons Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)

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 § 19.2-386.1, § 19.2-386.10, § 19.2-386.29, § 19.2-386.31, § 19.2-386.32, § 19.2-386.34, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/10/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100369D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1

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