North Dakota latest state to pass house bill restricting asset forfeiture

The North Dakota House recently passed House Bill 1170 (HB 1170) that would restrict the law enforcement practice of civil asset forfeiture, which allows authorities to seize property from a citizen merely based off of suspicion that the property is being used for criminal purposes.

HB1170 would require a criminal conviction before prosecutors could push forward with seizure of property. It also prohibits proceeds from seizure going to law enforcement agencies, and instead will direct it to...

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