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2014 House Bill 5615: Make buying ephedrine for meth a RICO crime

Public Act 300 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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.
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.
Received in the Senate on June 11, 2014
Referred to the Senate on June 11, 2014
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on September 30, 2014 (same description)
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.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 9, 2014

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