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SB 528 - Amends Asset Forfeiture Regulations - Maryland Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (89-52) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Asset Forfeiture Regulations

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that amends asset forfeiture regulations relating to controlled substance violations.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a $300 minimum for the forfeiture of money used in connection with a controlled substance violation (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that any amount of money directly connected to the distribution of a controlled substance is subject to forfeiture (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the state to establish by a preponderance of evidence that a controlled substance violation occurred with an individual’s actual knowledge before his or her property is forfeited (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the state from transferring seized property to a law enforcement agency, unless a criminal case related to the seizure is prosecuted or the owner of the property consents (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: A THREE- FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THE ELECTED MEMBERS IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (32-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Asset Forfeiture Regulations

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that amends asset forfeiture regulations relating to controlled substance violations.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a $300 minimum for the forfeiture of money used in connection with a controlled substance violation (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that any amount of money directly connected to the distribution of a controlled substance is subject to forfeiture (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the state to establish by a preponderance of evidence that a controlled substance violation occurred with an individual’s actual knowledge before his or her property is forfeited (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the state from transferring seized property to a law enforcement agency, unless a criminal case related to the seizure is prosecuted or the owner of the property consents (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: A THREE- FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THE ELECTED MEMBERS IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Asset Forfeiture Regulations

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -

Title: Amends Asset Forfeiture Regulations

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (89-51) -

Title: Amends Asset Forfeiture Regulations

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (45-1) -

Title: Amends Asset Forfeiture Regulations

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Asset Forfeiture Regulations

Sponsors

  • Jamie Ben Raskin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)

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