2015 House Bill 4504

Senate Roll Call 402: Passed

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.

38 Yeas / 0 Nays
Republican (27 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (11 Yeas / 0 Nays)