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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 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 establishes procedures allowing an innocent person who has an ownership interest in the suspected property (like the issuer of a vehicle loan) to get the property returned.   Official Text and Analysis.
Received to the House Judiciary Committee on January 9, 2019