HB2021/SB1987 Civil Asset Forfeiture reform Carter/Gardenhire

Bill Description

Revises laws governing civil asset forfeiture, requiring more accountability on the part of the seizing authority and recourse for an owner who was not present or involved when the asset was seized.

TLRC Position

While we applaud any improvement in this practice that is susceptible to abuse, we think a higher bar of evidence of criminality needs to be required for any asset seizure.

TLRC Observed Process

This bill passed unanimously and without drama.

Vote Result: Passed

Score: +5

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