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2021 House Bill 4631: Reduce a limit on government “civil asset forfeiture” takings

Public Act 86 of 2021

Introduced by Rep. Graham Filler (R) on April 14, 2021
To create an exception to a 2019 law that prohibited government “civil asset forfeitures,” which are takings of property that may be associated with a suspected drug-related crime, unless the individual is actually convicted or accepts a plea bargain. That only applies to police seizures of property worth $50,000 or more, and the bill would lower this to $20,000 for property seized by public airport authority police.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 14, 2021
Reported in the House on May 11, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on June 8, 2021
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on June 8, 2021
Reported in the Senate on June 30, 2021
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on May 26, 2022