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2014 House Bill 5233: Human trafficking crime package
  1. Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on January 22, 2014, to include human trafficking in the crimes covered by a state criminal forfeiture law, which allows property used in a crime or acquired with the proceeds of a crime to be seized and sold, and which authorizes turning over the sale proceeds (after liens, crime victim restitution amounts, etc. are paid off) distributed to the government entities that are “substantially involved in effecting the forfeiture”.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on January 22, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on March 19, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 27, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 27, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on March 27, 2014. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 27, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on March 27, 2014. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 27, 2014.
  2. Passed by voice vote in the House on March 27, 2014.

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