Gang-Related Legislation by Subject
(Laws Updated Through December 2017)

Civil and Administrative Actions

States for this subject:
Arizona
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nevada
South Carolina
Texas
Utah
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Arizona view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.azleg.gov/arstitle/.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 12-991. Nuisance; applicability; residential property used for crime; action to abate and prevent; notice; definitions

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-1805. Shoplifting; detaining suspect; defense to wrongful detention; civil action by merchant; public services; classification

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1368. Noncompliance with rental agreement by tenant; failure to pay rent; utility discontinuation; liability for guests; definition

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1476. Termination or nonrenewal of rental agreement by landlord; noncompliance with rental agreement by tenant; failure to pay rent

District of Columbia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/.

D.C. Code § 42–3141.01. Definitions [Abatement of Graffiti]

D.C. Code § 42–3141.02. Nuisance

D.C. Code § 42–3141.03. Notice of graffiti nuisance and reply

D.C. Code § 42–3141.04. Deemed authorization to abate

D.C. Code § 42–3141.05. Notice of violation; service of notice

D.C. Code § 42–3141.06. Answer and expedited hearing

D.C. Code § 42–3141.07. Payment of abatement costs and penalties

D.C. Code § 42–3141.09. Collection against an owner

Florida view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/.

Fla. Stat. § 435.04. Level 2 screening standards

Fla. Stat. § 823.05. Places and groups engaged in criminal gang-related activity declared a nuisance; massage establishments engaged in prohibited activity; may be abated and enjoined

Fla. Stat. § 874.06. Civil cause of action

Fla. Stat. § 893.138. Local administrative action to abate drug-related, prostitution-related, or stolen-property-related public nuisances and criminal gang activity

Fla. Stat. § 951.23. County and municipal detention facilities; definitions; administration; standards and requirements

Georgia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.

Ga. Code Ann. § 9-16-19 (LexisNexis). ["Disposition of forfeited property; order of distribution; annual report"]

Ga. Code Ann. § 16-15-5 (LexisNexis). ["Civil forfeiture"]

Ga. Code Ann. § 16-15-7 (LexisNexis). ["Real property used by criminal street gangs declared public nuisance; abatement; persons injured by gangs entitled to treble damages"]

Hawaii view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/.

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 577-3.5. Property damage, parental responsibility

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712A-1. Definitions [Forfeiture]

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712A-4. Covered offenses [Forfeiture]

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712A-5. Property subject to forfeiture; exemption

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712A-7. Powers and duties of law enforcement officers and agencies [Forfeiture]

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712A-10. Administrative forfeiture

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712A-11. Judicial forfeiture proceedings; general

Illinois view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp.

625 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/6-103. What persons shall not be licensed as drivers or granted permits

625 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/6-205. Mandatory revocation of license or permit; hardship cases

625 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/6-205. Mandatory revocation of license or permit; hardship cases

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/37-1. Maintaining Public Nuisance

740 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 20/2. Findings and intent [Cannabis and Controlled Substances Tort Claims Act]

740 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 147/15. Creation of civil cause of action

740 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 147/20. Commencement of action

740 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 147/25. Venue

740 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 147/30. Service of process

740 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 147/35. Injunctive relief, damages, costs, and fees

740 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 147/40. Contraband

740 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 147/45. Abatement as public nuisance

Indiana view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2017/ic/titles/034.

Ind. Code § 34-6-2-6. Aggrieved person

Ind. Code § 34-31-4-1. Maximum limit of liability

Ind. Code § 34-31-4-2. Child participation in criminal organization activity

Ind. Code § 35-43-1-2. Criminal mischief; institutional criminal mischief; controlled substances criminal mischief

Louisiana view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://legis.la.gov/legis/LawSearch.aspx.

Louisiana § 15:1405.1. Civil Cause of Action by State and Political Subdivisions Against Criminal Street Gangs

Mississippi view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.sos.ms.gov/Education-Publications/Pages/Mississippi-Code.aspx.

Mississippi § 97-44-5. Civil Cause of Action

Mississippi § 97-44-7. Filing of Complaint

Mississippi § 97-44-9. Venue

Mississippi § 97-44-11. Service of Process

Mississippi § 97-44-13. Damages

Nevada view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.leg.state.nv.us/law1.cfm.

Nevada § 244.35705. Ordinance Concerning Criminal Gang Activity and Certain Buildings and Places Harboring Such Activity: Injunctions; Damages, Fees and Costs; Violation of Injunction; Immune Entities

Nevada § 268.408. City's Duty to Remove or Cover Graffiti; Civil Action Authorized to Recover Civil Penalty and Damages

Nevada § 268.4128. Ordinance Concerning Criminal Gang Activity and Certain Buildings and Places Harboring Such Activity: Injunctions; Damages; Fees and Costs; Violation of Injunction; Immune Entities

South Carolina view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/statmast.php.

South Carolina § 16-8-250. Preventing Witness or Victim From Testifying; Penalty; Coerced Person's Right to Bring Civil Action

South Carolina § 16-8-270. Civil Cause of Action in Favor of State of South Carolina or Political Entity; Actions for Injunction; Venue; Service of Process

Texas view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Index.aspx.

Texas Civ. Prac. & Rem. § 125.070. Civil Action for Violation of Injunction

Utah view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://le.utah.gov/xcode/code.html.

Utah § 78B-6-1101. Definitions—Nuisance—Right of Action

Washington view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/.

Washington § 4.24.330. Action for Damages Caused by Criminal Street Gang Tagging and Graffiti

West Virginia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.wvlegislature.gov/wvcode/code.cfm?chap=61.

West Virginia § 61-13-4. Premises Used by Organized Criminal Enterprises; Nuisances; Actions for Injunction, Abatement and Damages; Other Remedies for Unlawful Use; Exceptions

Wisconsin view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/prefaces/toc.

Wisconsin § 895.444. Injury Caused by Criminal Gang Activity; Action For


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