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Due Process Asset Forfeiture Act

Concerning enactment of the "Due Process Asset Forfeiture Act".
2023 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

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 substance;
  • 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 government.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. K. DeGraaf


Rep. B. Bradley, Rep. M. Soper


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