Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5586
Session Year 2014
AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
To: (1) Revise the procedure for forfeiture of property seized pursuant to a criminal violation; (2) increase the penalties and clarify the applicability of, and the statute of limitations for, certain voyeurism violations, including "upskirting", subsequent violations and violations involving children; (3) provide that probation officers may set bail when serving arrest warrants for violations of probation; (4) revise the offense of harassment in the first degree to reference all communications and not only telephone calls; (5) revise the requirement that tests for blood alcohol levels be commenced within two hours of operation in order to be admitted as evidence in a criminal prosecution for drunken driving or drunken boating; (6) increase the penalty for fraudulent use of an automated teller machine; (7) increase the monetary thresholds that determine the various degrees of "issuing a bad check"; and (8) make technical and conforming changes.
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Co-sponsors of HB-5586
Sen. Art Linares, 33rd Dist.
Rep. David K. Labriola, 131st Dist.
Rep. Jay M. Case, 63rd Dist.
Rep. Jeffrey J. Berger, 73rd Dist.
Rep. Hilda E. Santiago, 84th Dist.
Rep. Tom O'Dea, 125th Dist.
Rep. Mary G. Fritz, 90th Dist.
Rep. Sam Belsito, 53rd Dist.
Rep. Stephen D. Dargan, 115th Dist.
Rep. Elizabeth A. Boukus, 22nd Dist.
Rep. Daniel S. Rovero, 51st Dist.
Sen. Danté Bartolomeo, 13th Dist.
Sen. Anthony J. Musto, 22nd Dist.
Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, 17th Dist.