Bill concerning civil forfeiture sent to House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 21, 2018

A civil forfeiture bill sponsored by state Rep. Jerome Zeringue (R-Houma) was recently sent to the Committee on Civil Law and Procedure for review.

BATON ROUGE — A civil forfeiture bill sponsored by state Rep. Jerome Zeringue (R-Houma) was recently sent to the Committee on Civil Law and Procedure for review.

House Bill 92 (HB 92) expands upon the types of property that may be seized in civil proceedings. The proposed addition to the current law states, "In addition, all property, immovable or movable, including money, used in the course of, intended for use in the course of, derived from, or realized through a pattern of racketeering activity may be forfeited and disposed of in a civil proceeding, as provided by law."

HB 92 expands the types of property that may be forfeited by stating "immovable or movable" property may be seized.

Also, the bill clearly defines money as a seizable asset if it is determined that the money in question was used in a crime, intended for use in a crime, or the result of criminal activity.

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