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Bill Detail: HB23-1086

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Title Due Process Asset Forfeiture Act
Status Governor Signed (06/07/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors K. DeGraaf (R)
J. Joseph (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
M. Baisley (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/19/2023

The bill replaces existing statutes on public abatement and instead
enacts provisions concerning criminal forfeiture. The bill:
  • Limits forfeiture so it can occur only when a defendant is
convicted of a crime of unlawful distribution,
manufacturing, dispensing, or selling a controlled
  • Specifies that a forfeiture proceeding is not a separate civil
proceeding but part of a defendant's criminal proceeding;
  • Specifies when personal property may be seized with or
without process;
  • Establishes duties and procedures when property is seized;
  • Establishes court procedures for various parties;
  • Allows for the disposition of seized assets and proceeds
consistent with prior law; and
  • Establishes limitations on seizures involving the federal

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