Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson

Filed: 4/12/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5653, by replacing
3lines 20 through 26 on page 4 and lines 1 through 3 on page 5
4with the following:
5    "(h) If a person is charged with financial exploitation of
6an elderly person or a person with a disability that involves
7the taking or loss of property valued at more than $5,000, a
8prosecuting attorney may file a petition with the circuit court
9of the county in which the defendant has been charged to freeze
10the assets of the defendant in an amount equal to but not
11greater than the alleged value of lost or stolen property in
12the defendant's pending criminal proceeding for purposes of
13restitution to the victim. The burden of proof required to
14freeze the defendant's assets shall be by a preponderance of
15the evidence.".