Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2023-09-01

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Health

Origin Date

1979 by S.B., 66th Leg.


(1) Receipts originate from the seizure of all money, certificates of deposit, securities, negotiable instruments, stocks, bonds, businesses or business investments, contractual rights or other things of value used or intended for use derived from the sale, manufacture, distribution, dispensation, delivery or other commercial undertaking violating the Controlled Substances Act. (For forfeited property see Revenue Code 3582.)

(2) Awards of proceeds to the Attorney General were specifically rededicated to the GR Account 5006 - Attorney General Law Enforcement by H.B. 3050, 74th Leg., R.S.

(3) Proceeds from seizure of contraband by a multi-county, county or municipality drug task force that is not established in accordance with § 362.004, Local Government Code or that fails to comply with DPS policy and procedure to be forwarded to the Comptroller for deposit.

(4) Proceeds from contraband forfeiture related to stash houses and human trafficking. 

(5)  After all valid claims are satisfied, remaining forfeiture money related to a racketeering offense is deposited:

  • 25% to GR Account 0469 – Compensation to Victims of Crime
  • 25% to law enforcement trust fund of the main investigative agency
  • 50% to General Revenue

Due Date

As remitted by the district clerk.


H.B. 65, 71st Leg., 1st C.S. moved disposition of forfeited property statutes from Health and Safety Code, Sec. 481.155 - 481.158 (repealed) to Code of Criminal Procedure, Art. 59.06.

Previously deposited to the Controlled Substances Fund Account (0098), abolished 8-31-95 per § 403.094 Government Code.

(3) added by H.B. 1239, 79th Leg., R.S.

Government Code 431.046 recodified to 437.253 by S.B. 1536, 83rd Leg., R.S.

(4) added by H.B. 2613, 86th Leg., R.S.

(5) Forfeitures related to racketeering added by H.B. 4635, 88th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 24
Receipt Category 12 – Health
Receipt Type 91 – Settlement of Claims
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A