Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. (HB225)

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. This bill was incorporated into HB 1522. Read the Bill »

Status

01/31/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
12/28/2019Committee
12/28/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101747D
12/28/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1522-Simon)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB225)
01/31/2020Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1522-Simon)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1522.

Comments

Mike A. writes:

Please vote in favor of this common sense bill.

Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

That this isn't obvious is sad. Please vote yes.

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