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Agencies urge Gov. David Ige to veto civil asset forfeiture reform bill

Sophie Cocke
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Gov. David Ige has until Tuesday to veto the House Bill 748 before it automatically becomes law without his signature. The bill would require seized property be returned to its owner if ultimately there is no corresponding criminal conviction related to the property seizure. It also would restrict property seizures to felony crimes and divert seized cash and proceeds from property auctions to the state’s general fund.