Lesser Sponsors Bills To Address Issues Of Fraud, Lead Abatement, Asset Forfeiture

March 9, 2017

Representative Matthew Lesser, as the House chairman of the legislature’s Banking Committee and a member of other key committees, has sponsored various bills.

Here are some of the bills he views as a priority:


HB 7162, AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF FRAUD BY CERTAIN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
This bill allows private citizens to file lawsuits on behalf of the state to enforce violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.


HB 7153, AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF SECURED AND UNSECURED LENDING FOR LEAD ABATEMENT.
This bill is intended to promote secured and unsecured lending options for purposes of lead abatement.


HB 7146, AN ACT REQUIRING A CRIMINAL CONVICTION FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES BEFORE ASSETS SEIZED IN A LAWFUL ARREST OF LAWFUL SEARCH MAY BE FORFEITED IN A CIVIL PROCEEDING.
This bill requires a criminal conviction for certain offenses before assets seized in a lawful arrest or lawful search may be forfeited to the state in civil proceeding.