Under existing law, certain property is subject to civil forfeiture when owned or used by a person in the commission of certain unlawful acts
Property subject to civil forfeiture is forfeited to the state and sold, destroyed, or disposed of in a proper manner
Also under existing law, all property seized by a state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency for forfeiture in connection with a criminal event is required to be reported to the uniform crime reporting system operated by the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency
This bill would establish for the Alabama Forfeiture Accountability and Integrity Reform Act and would authorize asset forfeiture in the state only after proof of a conviction of certain criminal offenses, with exceptions
Relating to asset forfeitures; to establish the exclusive process for asset forfeitures in the state; and to repeal Section 13A-8-117, Section 13A-11-37, Article 4 of Chapter 5 of Title 15, and Section 20-2-93, Code of Alabama 1975.
|February 4, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on State Government|
|Bill Text||HB120 Alabama 2020 Session - Introduced|