Michigan 2017 House Bill 4158 – Require conviction for property forfeiture

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Michigan 2017 House Bill 4158 – Require conviction for property forfeiture

 

To establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug crime is not subject to forfeiture unless the individual is actually convicted. The bill would also prohibit officials from requiring a person to negotiate for return of their property.

 

However, the conviction requirement would only apply to forfeitures of less than $50,000 (meaning police and prosecutors could still take and keep those assets using a lower burden of proof).

 

Introduced by Rep. Peter Lucido (R) on February 2, 2017

Passed 83 to 26 in the House on May 8, 2018. 

 

See Who Voted – Yes / No – below to establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug crime is not subject to forfeiture unless an individual is actually convicted. 

 

IN FAVOR

 

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Brinks (D) Byrd (D) Camilleri (D) Chang (D) Clemente (D)
Durhal (D) Ellison (D) Garrett (D) Gay-Dagnogo (D) Geiss (D)
Greig (D) Hammoud (D) Hertel (D) Hoadley (D) Jones (D)
LaGrand (D) Lasinski (D) Liberati (D) Moss (D) Pagan (D)
Peterson (D) Phelps (D) Rabhi (D) Robinson (D) Scott (D)
Singh (D) Sneller (D) Sowerby (D) Wittenberg (D) Zemke (D)

 

 HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Afendoulis (R) Albert (R) Alexander (R) Allor (R) Barrett (R)
Bellino (R) Bizon (R) Brann (R) Calley (R) Canfield (R)
Chatfield (R) Cole (R) Farrington (R) Frederick (R) Glenn (R)
Griffin (R) Hauck (R) Hernandez (R) Hoitenga (R) Hornberger (R)
Howell (R) Howrylak (R) Hughes (R) Iden (R) Inman (R)
Johnson (R) Kahle (R) Kelly (R) LaFave (R) Lauwers (R)
Leonard (R) Leutheuser (R) Lilly (R) Lower (R) Lucido (R)
Marino (R) McCready (R) Noble (R) Pagel (R) Reilly (R)
Rendon (R) Roberts (R) Runestad (R) Sheppard (R) Tedder (R)
Theis (R) VanderWall (R) VanSingel (R) Vaupel (R) Verheulen (R)
Wentworth (R) Whiteford (R) Yaroch (R)

 

AGAINST

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Cambensy (D) Chirkun (D) Cochran (D) Dianda (D) Elder (D)
Faris (D) Green (D) Greimel (D) Guerra (D) Kosowski (D)
Love (D) Neeley (D) Sabo (D) Santana (D) Yancey (D)
Yanez (D)

 

 

HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Cox (R) Crawford (R) Garcia (R) Graves (R) Kesto (R)
LaSata (R) Maturen (R) Miller (R) Victory (R) Webber (R)

 

Official Government Site


Michael Komorn is an advocate for Forfeiture Reform

 

 

 

See the Michigan House Judiciary Committee hearing on Asset Forfeiture legislation on HOUSE TELEVISION


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