SB 672 Allows for seizure and forfeiture of contraband cigarettes
Sponsor: Vogel
LR Number: 2548S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Ways & Means
Last Action: 3/5/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Ways & Means Committee Journal Page: S400
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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Current Bill Summary

SB 672 - This act allows the Attorney General or his duly authorized agent, or any peace officer of the state, at the request of the Attorney General, to seize all contraband cigarettes as well as any motor vehicle or other conveyance used to transfer such cigarettes. Such seized cigarettes will be forfeited to the state and a motion will be filed in an appropriate court to maintain the seizure and prosecute the forfeiture. The Department of Revenue, and any employee or agent thereof, cannot be a duly appointed agent of the Attorney General for forfeiture and seizure purposes.