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2014 House Bill 5615: Make buying ephedrine for meth a RICO crime
  1. Introduced by Rep. John Kivela (D) on June 3, 2014, to include purchasing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine knowing it will be used to illegally manufacture methamphetamine in the list of "predicate" crimes that come under the state racketeering law (RICO), which among other things would allow the seizure and sale of a violator’s assets, with the proceeds going to law enforcement agencies. See also House Bills 5363, 5089, 5090, and Senate Bill 563.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on June 3, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on June 4, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 107 to 2 in the House on June 10, 2014, to include purchasing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine knowing it will be used to illegally manufacture methamphetamine, and closely related offenses, in the list of "predicate" crimes that come under the state racketeering law (RICO), which among other things would allow the seizure and sale of a violator’s assets, with the proceeds going to law enforcement agencies. See also House Bills 5363, 5089, 5090, and Senate Bill 563.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 11, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate on June 11, 2014.

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