|SB 0863||Restricts Transfer of Forfeited Property to Feds|
|LR Number:||S3023.01I||Fiscal Note:||3023-01|
|Committee:||Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence|
|Last Action:||02/28/96 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committ|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1996|
SB 863 - This act prohibits state and local law enforcement authorities from transferring seized property to a federal agency except in cases where the federal felony charge was the only charge asserted against the property owner.
Under current law, a judge could approve transfer of such
property to the federal government if it appears that the
activity giving rise to the criminal investigation involves more
than one state or where it appears the seizure would be better
pursued under federal forfeiture statutes.