2019 House Bill 4002

Senate Roll Call 44: Passed

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. The bill also revises procedural details for reimbursement claims by a person with an ownership interest in the seized property (for example the issuer of a vehicle loan).

37 Yeas / 1 Nay
Republican (21 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (16 Yeas / 0 Nays)