Introduced by Rep. David LaGrand (D) on January 9, 2019 To establish procedures, deadlines, burden of proof requirements and more for civil asset forfeiture legal proceedings, in which a government agency (usually police) seek to take ownership of property that has been seized because it is suspected of being the proceeds or an “instrumentality” of a suspected drug-related crime. Among other things the bill would require seized property to be returned in 90 days if there has been no arrest, or charges are dropped, or the owner has been acquitted. Official Text and Analysis.
Received to the House Judiciary Committee on January 9, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Julie Brixie (D) on February 27, 2019 To clarify that the bill's provisions are subject to the requirement proposed by House Bill 4001.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 27, 2019