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Senate Bill 8; Regular Session 2017-2018


Printer's No.(PN):
Short Title:
An Act amending Titles 4 (Amusements), 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 30 (Fish), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, extensively revising forfeiture provisions as follows: in administration and enforcement relating to gaming, further providing for prohibited acts and penalties; in inchoate crimes, further providing for the offense of manufacture, distribution, use or possession of devices for theft of telecommunications services; in assault, further providing for the offense of terrorism; in loss of property rights relating to sexual offenses, further providing for general rule and repealing provisions relating to process and seizure, to custody of property and to disposal of property; in forgery and fraudulent practices, further providing for the offenses of copying and recording devices and for trademark counterfeiting; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of gambling devices, gambling, etc.; in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for seizure and forfeiture of electronic, mechanical or other devices; in minors, further providing for sentencing and penalties for trafficking drugs to minors; in nuisances, further providing for the offense of scattering rubbish; in other offenses, further providing for drug trafficking sentencing and penalties; in vehicle chop shop and illegally obtained and altered property, further providing for loss of property rights to Commonwealth and repealing provisions relating to procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders; in enforcement relating to Fish and Boat Code, further providing for forfeiture of fish and devices; in actions, proceedings and other matters generally relating to Judicial Code, providing for forfeiture of assets; in forfeitures, repealing provisions relating to controlled substances forfeiture, to terrorism forfeiture and to procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders; in size, weight and load relating to Vehicle Code, further providing for transporting foodstuffs in vehicles used to transport waste; in liquid fuels and fuel use tax enforcement, further providing for forfeitures and process and procedures and for disposition of fines and forfeitures; providing for conduct of forfeiture; and making repeals of provisions of the Liquor Code and another act relating to certain forfeiture of property.
PN 0181
Referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 26, 2017
PN 0269
Reported as amended, Jan. 31, 2017
First consideration, Jan. 31, 2017
Second consideration, Feb. 1, 2017
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, Feb. 1, 2017
PN 0719
Re-reported as amended, April 18, 2017
Third consideration and final passage, April 26, 2017 (39-10)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 400), April 26, 2017
In the House
Referred to JUDICIARY, April 27, 2017
Reported as committed, June 7, 2017
First consideration, June 7, 2017
Laid on the table, June 7, 2017
Removed from table, June 8, 2017
Second consideration, June 12, 2017
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 12, 2017
(Remarks see House Journal Page 999), June 12, 2017
Re-reported as committed, June 20, 2017
Third consideration and final passage, June 20, 2017 (194-0)
Signed in Senate, June 21, 2017
Signed in House, June 21, 2017
Presented to the Governor, June 21, 2017
Approved by the Governor, June 29, 2017
Act No. 13 of 2017, June 29, 2017
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