Stricter Limits on Government Property Seizures

Date: May 13, 2019

NFIB suppported changes limit the ability of the state to seize private property without trial

After years of NFIB persistence, legislation that will limit the ability of state law enforcement agencies to seize private property from a citizen or small business owner is now law. Public Acts 7, 8, and 9 amend Michigan’s “Civil asset forfeiture laws” to limit government seizure of assets with mere suspicion of a crime instead of charging an individual with a crime and allowing them due process to prove innocence and recover the seized property.

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