• Current through October 23, 2012

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "Seized-currency" means moneys, coins, or negotiable instrument with monetary value, including personal checks, commercial checks, cashiers' checks, travelers' checks, bearer bonds, or money orders, seized by the Metropolitan Police Department or other District of Columbia law enforcement agency pending criminal forfeiture or civil forfeiture proceedings.

(2) "Independent evidentiary value" includes the presence of fingerprints, written notations; or dye markings, traceable amounts of narcotic residue or other identifying substance on currency, or the packaging of currency in an incriminating manner.

(October 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-160, § 402, 47 DCR 4619.)


Legislative History of Laws

Law 13-160, the "Omnibus Police Reform Amendment Act of 2000," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-118, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 1, 2000, and April 3, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 24, 2000, it was assigned Act No. 13-334 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-160 became effective on October 4, 2000.