Introduced by Rep. Alex Garza (D) on April 14, 2021
To create an exception to a 2019 law that prohibited government “civil asset forfeitures,” which are takings of property that may be associated with a suspected drug-related crime, unless the individual is actually convicted or accepts a plea bargain. That only applies to police seizures of property worth $50,000 or more, and the bill would lower this to $20,000 for property seized by public airport authority police. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 14, 2021
Reported in the House on May 11, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D) on May 26, 2021
To require the authority that takes the property to pay the owners legal expenses if a subsequent lawsuit reverses the taking.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 26, 2021