FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 728

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES RIZZO (Sponsor), WEBB, LAFAVER, MIMS, DUNN, MAYFIELD AND MCMANUS (Co-sponsors).

1851L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 567, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to impoundment of a motor vehicle used to patronize prostitution, with a penalty provision.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Chapter 567, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 567.082, to read as follows:

            567.082. 1. Any motor vehicle occupied by a person at the time such person commits an offense under this chapter shall be deemed a public nuisance and such person shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars. Any law enforcement officer who arrests a person for a violation under this chapter shall cause such motor vehicle to be impounded. Such motor vehicle may be reclaimed after payment of the fine imposed under this section and payment of all towing and storage costs, or the issuance of a court order releasing such motor vehicle.

            2. If the vehicle is not reclaimed or released by court order under subsection 1 of this section within thirty days of disposition of the case, the motor vehicle may be sold at auction. Any moneys from the sale of the motor vehicle in excess of any fine, towing and storage costs, and actual costs incurred in the sale of such motor vehicle shall be returned to the owner of such motor vehicle.