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HB 883: Forfeiture of Contraband

GENERAL BILL by Caldwell ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Eagle ; Edwards ; Gaetz ; Mayfield ; Pafford ; Perry

Forfeiture of Contraband; Provides for acquisition of provisional title of seized property; prohibits forfeiture under Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act from being final until owner of seized property is convicted of criminal act that renders property contraband article; provides that property is deemed contraband article & forfeited subject to forfeiture proceedings; specifies circumstances under which seizing law enforcement agency must return property; removes provision vesting rights, interests, & title to contraband articles in seizing law enforcement agency.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 1044 (Ch. 2016-179)
Location: In committee/council (CRJS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/3/2015 House • Filed
12/18/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 76
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 76
3/11/2016 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 1044 (Ch. 2016-179)