SB 1451

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of money laundering and to the forfeiture of certain contraband.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1451 would attempt to address the issue of "structuring" where a criminal organization deposits money in small increments to avoid detection. This bill would allow a civil suit to be brought against a criminal organization to recover "substitute property" which is property other than the contraband.

Analysis: We were neutral on HB 3138, which was the identical House companion. SB 1451 does not fall under our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.