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

Forfeiture

States for this subject:
Alaska
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Kansas
Louisiana
Maryland
Minnesota
Mississippi
Nevada
New Mexico
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia

Alaska view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://akleg.gov/index.php.

Alaska Stat. § 12.55.015. Authorized sentences; forfeiture

Arkansas view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us.

Ark. Code § 5-64-405. Continuing criminal enterprise

Ark. Code § 5-74-107. Unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle

California view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml.

Cal. Health. &. Saf. Code § 11489 (LexisNexis). ["Distribution of funds from sale of forfeited property"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 186.21 (LexisNexis). [Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act: "Legislative findings and declarations"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 246.1 (LexisNexis). ["Forfeiture of vehicle involved in violent offenses; Disposition of proceeds"]

Colorado view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/office-legislative-legal-services/colorado-revised-statutes.

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-13-301 (LexisNexis). [Definitions: Abatement of Public Nuisance]

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-13-303 (LexisNexis). ["Class 1 public nuisance"]

Connecticut view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://search.cga.state.ct.us/r/statute/dtsearch_form.asp.

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 51-279b. Racketeering unit. Bond forfeiture unit. Standards for compromise and settlement of forfeited bonds

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-36i. Drug assets forfeiture revolving account. Allocation of moneys

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 § 23–1331 . Definitions [Release and Pretrial Detention]

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

Fla. Stat. § 874.08. Criminal gang activity and recruitment; forfeiture

Fla. Stat. § 874.12. Identification documents; unlawful possession or creation

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. § 24-4-418 (LexisNexis). ["Admissibility of criminal gang activity, disclosure"]

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

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.

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/36-1. Property subject to forfeiture

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/36-1. Property subject to forfeiture [As amended by P.A. 98-699, effective January 1, 2015, Repealed on June 11, 2022]

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 570/405.2. Street gang criminal drug conspiracy

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

Kansas view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/statute/.

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 22-3901. Common nuisances; scope

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

La. Stat. Ann. § 15:1405.2. Possession of firearms, ammunition, and dangerous weapons by criminal street gangs; forfeiture

Maryland view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutes.aspx.

Md. Code, Crim. Law § 9-804. Participation in criminal gang prohibited.

Minnesota view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/.

Minn. Stat. § 609.5318. Forfeiture of Vehicles Used in Drive-By Shootings

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.

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-110. Seizure and forfeiture of firearms unlawfully possessed by juveniles and of motor vehicles used in drive-by shootings or bombings

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-111. Forfeiture of vehicles used in drive-by shootings or bombings

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-44-3. Definitions. [Mississippi Street Gang Act]

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-44-17. Forfeiture of Firearms, Ammunition, and Dangerous Weapons Used by Criminal Street Gangs; Disposition of Property Seized; Procedure.

Mississippi § 97-44-1. Short Title

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

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.121. Forfeiture of Personal Property and Conveyances Used in Commission of Crime

New Mexico view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://public.nmcompcomm.us/nmnxtadmin/.

N.M. Stat. § 30-3-8.1. Seizure and Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle; Procedure

North Carolina view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www2.ncleg.net/Laws/GeneralStatuteChapters.

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-50.23. Contraband, Seizure, and Forfeiture

Ohio view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/.

Ohio Rev. Code § 2923.44. Criminal forfeiture of property relating to gang participation

Oregon view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/Pages/ORS.aspx.

Or. Rev. Stat. § 163.707. Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle Used in Drive-By Shooting

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

South Carolina § 16-8-260. Seizure of Firearms, Ammunition, Electronic Records, Money, Etc.; Forfeiture Actions

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

Tennessee § 29-3-101. Definitions -- Maintenance and abatement of nuisance -- Forfeiture of property -- Payment of moneys from forfeiture into general funds

Virginia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode.

Virginia § 18.2-46.3:2. Forfeiture


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