WV HB2563 | 2020 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB2563


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-08 - To House Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to require the state to prove that the owner of seized property has been convicted of a crime and that the seized property was substantially related to said crime before the state can perfect title to seized property; and require that the state return seized property to its owner if the state cannot meet its evidentiary burden.

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Relating to civil asset forfeiture



2020-01-08HouseTo House Judiciary
2020-01-08HouseIntroduced in House
2020-01-08HouseTo Judiciary
2020-01-08HouseFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB2563 (Carry Over) 2019-01-21 - To House Judiciary


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