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S 0284 - Requires that money seized in a civil asset forfeiture procedure be returned if proceedings do not begin within 90 days

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Margie Matthews
Last Action: 1/12/2021 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that money seized in a civil asset forfeiture procedure to be returned to the person from whom the money was seized if proceedings do not begin within 90 days.

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S 0284 General Bill, By Matthews
Summary: Civil asset forfeiture procedures
    A BILL TO AMEND THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF SECTION 44-53-530(a) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE PROCEDURES, TO PROVIDE THAT MONIES SEIZED MUST BE RETURNED TO THE PERSON FROM WHOM THE MONIES WERE SEIZED IF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS ARE NOT COMMENCED WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE SEIZURE.
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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 249)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 249)



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