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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act
Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act
Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act
Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from carrying out seizures relating to a structuring transaction unless the property to be seized derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of another criminal law or regulation, to require notice and a post-seizure hearing for such seizures, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
09/05/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6634)
09/05/2017Committee on Financial Services discharged.
09/05/2017Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 115-286, Part I.
03/30/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/06/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
09/05/2017-5:23pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/05/2017-5:23pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6634)
09/05/2017-5:01pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1843.
09/05/2017-5:00pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6634-6637)
09/05/2017-5:00pmHouseMr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/05/2017HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 205.
09/05/2017HouseCommittee on Financial Services discharged.
09/05/2017HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 115-286, Part I.
07/13/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
07/13/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
03/30/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/30/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/30/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/30/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (14)


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means03/30/2017 Referred to
07/13/2017 Markup by
09/05/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-286
House Financial Services03/30/2017 Referred to
09/05/2017 Discharged from
Senate Finance09/06/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (09/05/2017)

Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act or the Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act

(Sec. 2) This bill revises the authority and procedures that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses to seize property that has been structured to avoid Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting requirements.

The IRS may only seize property it suspects has been structured to avoid BSA reporting requirements if the property was derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of a criminal law or regulation other than structuring transactions to evade BSA reporting requirements.

Within 30 days of seizing property, the IRS must: (1) make a good faith effort to find all owners of the property, and (2) notify the owners of the seizure and the post-seizure hearing rights established by this bill. The IRS may apply to a court for one 30-day extension of the notice requirement if it can establish probable cause of an imminent threat to national security or personal safety.

If the owner of the property requests a court hearing within 30 days after the date on which notice is provided, the property must be returned unless the court holds a hearing within 30 days after notice is provided and finds that there is probable cause to believe that the property was derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured to conceal the violation of a criminal law or regulation other than a structuring violation.

(Sec. 3) The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income any interest received from the federal government with respect to an action to recover property seized by the IRS pursuant to a claimed violation of the structuring provisions of the BSA.