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HB 549: Offenses Concerning Racketeering and Illegal Debts

GENERAL BILL by Burton

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: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/24/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-84
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/3/2015 House • Filed
11/16/2015 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 48
11/25/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 12/02/15, 8:30 am, Sumner Hall
12/2/2015 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 165
• Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 165
1/11/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 01/13/16, 1:00 pm, Morris Hall
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 48
1/13/2016 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 217
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 217
2/2/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/04/16, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/4/2016 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 399
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 399
2/19/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/16
2/23/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 545
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/24/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 576
• Passed; YEAS 111 NAYS 0 -HJ 577
3/1/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 515
• Received -SJ 515
3/4/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 671
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 671
• Substituted for SB 850 -SJ 671
• Read 2nd time -SJ 671
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/7/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 737
• Passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 737
3/7/2016 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 891
3/9/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 980
3/24/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-84