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SB 458

AN ACT concerning seizure and forfeiture of property; relating to the Kansas standard asset seizure and forfeiture act; specifying that certain drug offenses do not give rise to forfeiture under the act; requiring courts to make a finding that forfeiture is not excessive; restricting actions prior to commencement of forfeiture proceedings; requiring probable cause affidavit filing and review to commence forfeiture proceedings; increasing the burden of proof required to forfeit property to clear and convincing evidence; authorizing courts to order payment of attorney fees and costs for certain claimants; amending K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 60-4104, 60-4106, 60-4107, 60-4109, 60-4111, 60-4112, 60-4113, 60-4116 and 60-4117and repealing the existing sections.

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House - Final Action - Passed as amended; - 03/26/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (123):

Alcala, Amyx, Anderson, Awerkamp, Ballard, Barth, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blew, Blex, Bloom, Borjon, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, Carlin, Carmichael, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Carr, Clifford, Collins, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Curtis, Delperdang, Dodson, Droge, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Estes, Fairchild, Featherston, Francis, Garber, Gardner, Goddard, Goetz, Haskins, Haswood, Hawkins, Helgerson, Highberger, Hill, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Hougland, Howe, Howell, Howerton, Hoye, Humphries, Jacobs, Johnson, Kessler, Landwehr, Lewis, Martinez, Mason, Maughan, McDonald, McNorton, Melton, Meyer, D. Miller, S. Miller, V. Miller, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Neighbor, Ohaebosim, Oropeza, Osman, Ousley, Owens, Penn, Pickert, Poetter Parshall, Poskin, Probst, Proctor, Rahjes, Resman, Rhiley, Robinson, Roth, L. Ruiz, S. Ruiz, Sanders, Sawyer, Sawyer Clayton, Schlingensiepen, Schmoe, Schreiber, Seiwert, A. Smith, C. Smith, E. Smith, Stiens, Stogsdill, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Titus, Turk, Turner, Underhill, Vaughn, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, Weigel, White, K. Williams, Winn, Woodard, Xu, Younger,

Nay - (0):

Present but not Voting - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (2):

Houser, L. Williams,

Not Voting - (0):