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Senate Bill 0094

Senate Bill sb0094

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                    SB 94

    By Senator Crist





    12-205-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to the disposition of forfeited

  3         property; amending s. 932.7055, F.S.; limiting

  4         the use of any forfeited vehicle retained by a

  5         seizing agency to specified law-enforcement

  6         purposes; providing an effective date.

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  8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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10         Section 1.  Subsection (1) of section 932.7055, Florida

11  Statutes, is amended to read:

12         932.7055  Disposition of liens and forfeited

13  property.--

14         (1)  When a seizing agency obtains a final judgment

15  granting forfeiture of real property or personal property, it

16  may elect to:

17         (a)  Retain the property for the agency's use;

18         (b)  Sell the property at public auction or by sealed

19  bid to the highest bidder, except for real property which

20  should be sold in a commercially reasonable manner after

21  appraisal by listing on the market; or

22         (c)  Salvage, trade, or transfer the property to any

23  public or nonprofit organization.

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25  If a seizing agency retains a forfeited vehicle, the agency

26  may use the vehicle only for purposes of law enforcement,

27  including undercover operations and crime-prevention programs.

28  The vehicle may not be used for personal transportation that

29  is unrelated to these authorized purposes.

30         Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

31  law.

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                    SB 94
    12-205-04




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