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Fraudulent Document Bill Passes House

02/23/2012 10:25 PM | Anonymous
2/23/12 HB 1331 by Rep. Wood, unanimously passed the full house of representatives today.   The senate companion, SB 996 by Sen Dean passed unanimously out of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee with an amendment yesterday and has one remaining committee stop. 

SB 996/HB 1331 (By Real Estate Attorney, John Wood) attempts to deal with some of the practices of so-called sovereign citizens, and with elements of the robo-signing problem, by expressly criminalizing the filing, with intent to defraud, of a document relating to real or personal property containing material false information.  

HB 1331 was reported favorably by the House Criminal Justice subcommittee today. 

Last week, the Senate version was unanimously approved by the Judiciary Committee and is now headed for hearing in the Senate criminal justice committee.
 
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