Introduced by Rep. Peter Lucido (R) on April 22, 2015
To require a more rigorous “clear and convincing” burden of proof standard in the law that gives police agencies the power to take ownership of property that has been seized because it may be connected with an illegal drug crime, even if the property owner is not charged or convicted. Under current law property may be taken under the least rigorous "preponderance of the evidence" standard. Other bills in the package (House Bills 4499 to 4507) make the same change to other criminal statutes and require more disclosures by agencies. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 22, 2015
Reported in the House on May 26, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.