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CS/HB 487 — Lost and Abandoned Property

by Judiciary Committee and Rep. Chaney and others (SB 682 by Senator Martin)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Environment and Natural Resources Committee (EN)

The bill revises the timeframe during which a law enforcement officer must mail a copy of the notice posted on an article of lost or abandoned property, a derelict vessel, or a public nuisance vessel, so that the notice may be mailed to the owner on the date of posting or as soon thereafter as is practical.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature, these provisions take effect July 1, 2024.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 115-0