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2015 House Bill 4504: Require police civil asset forfeiture disclosures

Public Act 148 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on April 22, 2015 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.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 22, 2015
Reported in the House on May 26, 2015 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on June 3, 2015 To clarify some wording in the bill's text.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 3, 2015
Passed 107 to 2 in the House on June 4, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on June 9, 2015
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 9, 2015
Reported in the Senate on August 20, 2015 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 7, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
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.
Received in the House on October 7, 2015
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 19, 2015

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