Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto R-Commerce Twp. on April 22, 2015
To require law enforcement agencies to file annual reports on the number of civil asset forfeiture proceedings concluded, pending or “negotiated.” The reports would have to disclose the alleged violation; whether any person was charged or convicted; a description of the property; its value; whether there was a plea or other agreement; the property’s final disposition; whether the seizure was based on arrangements with federal, state or local agencies (“adoptive” seizure); how much the agency realized from the sale of the forfeited property; and more. The State Police would be required to compile these disclosures and post a report on the internet. This is part of a civil forfeiture reform package consisting of House Bills 4499 to 4507. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 22, 2015
Reported in the House on May 26, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Klint Kesto R-Commerce Twp. on June 3, 2015
To clarify some wording in the bill's text.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 3, 2015