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HB 7059: Offenses Concerning Racketeering and Illegal Debts

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Passidomo

Offenses Concerning Racketeering and Illegal Debts; Authorizes investigative agency to institute civil proceeding for forfeiture in circuit court in certain circumstances; revises grounds for an action; authorizes court to order forfeiture of other property of defendant up to value of unavailable property in certain circumstances; authorizes DLA to bring an action for certain violations; provides for civil penalties for natural persons & other persons; authorizes party to specific civil action to petition for entry of consent decree or settlement agreement & provides requirements; revises provisions relating to subpoena confidentiality; provides that investigative agency has authority to stipulate to protective orders with respect to documents & information submitted in response to subpoena; provides for distribution of forfeiture proceeds to victims.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7061 (Ch. 2015-99)
Location: In committee/council (CJ)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/6/2015 House • Filed
3/9/2015 House • Referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 185
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/11/15, 1:00 pm, Sumner Hall
• Introduced -HJ 185
3/11/2015 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 223
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 223
3/13/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/17/15
3/17/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 242
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/18/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 254
• Passed; YEAS 112 NAYS 0 -HJ 255
3/26/2015 Senate • In Messages
3/27/2015 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 279
3/31/2015 Senate • Received -SJ 279
5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7061 (Ch. 2015-99)