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CS/CS/SB 1044: Contraband Forfeiture

GENERAL BILL by Fiscal Policy ; Criminal Justice ; Brandes ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Negron ; Clemens ; Bean ; Evers

Contraband Forfeiture; Requiring the seizing agency to apply for an order, within a certain timeframe, making a probable cause determination after the agency seizes property; increasing the evidentiary standard from clear and convincing evidence to proof beyond a reasonable doubt that a contraband article was being used in violation of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act for a court to order the forfeiture of the seized property, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 4/1/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-179
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/3/2015 Senate • Filed
12/17/2015 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy -SJ 79
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 79
1/20/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 01/25/16, 1:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
1/25/2016 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 1 -SJ 246
1/27/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice -SJ 246
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 253
2/8/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 02/11/16, 10:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
2/11/2016 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 425
2/15/2016 Senate • Now in Fiscal Policy -SJ 425
2/24/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 02/29/16, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/29/2016 Senate • CS/CS by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 563
3/1/2016 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 563
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/16
3/2/2016 Senate • CS/CS by Fiscal Policy read 1st time -SJ 565
3/3/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 610
• Amendment(s) adopted (266500, 347020, 615322, 829662) -SJ 611
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 611
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 705
• Amendment(s) adopted (323744) -SJ 705
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 705
3/4/2016 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 832
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/07/16
• Received -HJ 831
3/7/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 869
• Substituted for CS/CS/HB 889 -HJ 870
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/8/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 905
• CS passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 905
3/8/2016 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 838
3/18/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/1/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-179