Breaking News: Senate Acts

Per Congress.gov H.R.397 – Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 – was “placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.”

Govtrack.does not have this latest action so it still has the chance of enactment at 28%.

According to wikipedia:

A first reading is when a bill is introduced to a legislature. Typically, in the United States, the title of the bill is read and the bill is immediately assigned to a committee. The bill is then considered by committee between the first and second readings. In the United States Senate and most British-influenced legislatures, the committee consideration occurs between second and third readings.

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  2. Off topic:
    Did see the group of politicians ensnared by the undercover tax attorney posing as a potential hire here in NJ? Both parties. Rather pathetic.
    This is precisely why police officers and others have the job protection they do. To protect ourselves after years of service from unscrupulous people like these who think nothing of screwing hard a more qualified tax attorney to let in their “friend” as one of them put it. The public deserves better, but unfortunately it is the public who elected these
    Losers. (In some cases they were campaigning, but u get the idea). This happens all the time!! And a lot of the time it perfectly legal (Dana Redd). You wouldn’t want one of these folks to be your boss and I don’t either. And if they happen to be my boss, I don’t want them to destroy my career/family because they want to hire a “friend”.

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    • Lots of times it is done legally, Like our disgraced “commissioner” in the Port Authority who shows up on a Tenalfy motor vehicle stop and implores the police officer to address her as commissioner (as opposed to ma’am) and proceeds to throw her weight around( or so she thought,) and in general ridicule the officer all on video. A person like that really should not be in a position of any authority. Her only qualification was knowing a “friend”. Whatever? But keep your toxic crap away from honest hard working emoloyees just trying to do their jobs.

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      • Posted by aka chicken little on December 19, 2019 at 6:12 pm

        Off topic: Question for you, Constable. (If you know) How do drug dealers and others in illegal trade convert their cash without raising the interest of the IRS. $10K cash is reported to the IRS and “structured” deposits are also reported. I read about a “house” in Ohio that was raided and the police found $1M in cash. In KS, the police pulled over a couple of guys from MO and they had a large sum of cash ($180K) that they were going to use to buy weed in CO. Would it be illegal to take cash to CO to buy weed? I am only curious. I don’t use drugs and I don’t have cash that I don’t withdraw from my checking account. And I wouldn’t consider dealing in drugs. My plan is to stay legal.

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        • One of the easiest ways to convert or “clean” cash is to walk into a casino. Buy an amount of chips, say $2000. Gamble a hand or two for $25 a pop. Then take the reminder of the chips to the cashier and turn them in for “clean” money.
          Of course, you can’t make a habit out of this because you are on video and the casino is wise to this type of thing. But in AC you can bounce around a little for a while if your not too stupid.
          Other times, their will be a shell business such as a dry cleaners or other business that deals with a bit of cash. Cash is also kept in large amounts in stashes or hideouts to use as needed. We aren’t talking about folks paying of mortgages for the most part.

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          • Posted by aka chicken little on December 19, 2019 at 6:33 pm

            What about the guys going to CO to buy weed. Since it’s legal in CO they could have paid with a cashiers check–they wouldn’t need to take cash. Was it legal for LE to confiscate the cash?

          • Yes. Here in NJ as in most states there is civil asset forfeiture. Often times, money seized in drug arrests, not weed possession but the dealers, the big boys; as well as the fine cars they sometimes drive are confiscated and after being used as evidence are redistributed to the public ageencies involved to buy equipment etc.

          • Sometimes it is not even evidence….just assets.

          • And the standard because it is civil is the preponderance of the evidence, more likely than not likely. Not the higher standard of probable cause as in criminal cases.
            Often times it is even a home that is seized and turned over to the government.

          • Most of the $$ is seized by counties, but interestingly enough when the state attorney general seizes assets, they keep 95% of the dough. The other 5% is deposited in the Hepatitis Inoculation Fund. 🤷‍♀️

          • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog! 🐶🐶🐶🦴🦴🦴 on December 22, 2019 at 11:58 pm

            Yes. Here in NJ as in most states there is civil asset forfeiture. Often times, money seized in drug arrests, not weed possession but the dealers, the big boys; as well as the fine cars they sometimes drive are confiscated and after being used as evidence are redistributed to the public ageencies involved to buy equipment etc.
            Civil Asset Forfeiture is one of the BIGGEST scams and fraud in gov, probably second or third behind eminent domain under Kelo v City of New London and ca$h = free speech in Citizens United. HUGE Thanks to the SCOTUS, who should have put a clear stop to it a few DECADES ago. BTW EG LE/Gov does NOT need a conviction, or even probable cause,to keep the cash/assets seized. All a LE agency needs to do is ALLEGE your assets from drugs. That is IT! Then the birder is on the poor sap that was caught in the Gov fraud/trap to prove it was from legal sources. This scam is the exact opposite of what this country was founded on and stands for, and yet another example of how America has turned into a Banana Republic beholden to special interest $$$$, like government itself.

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