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2019 House Bill 4002: Require conviction for property forfeiture
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
Received in the Senate on March 5, 2019
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on March 5, 2019