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
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Current Bill Summary

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.