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Minutes for SB367 - Committee on Judiciary

Short Title

Requiring officers to file copies of receipts with the court when property is seized under a search warrant and providing requirements and procedures for destruction or disposition of dangerous drugs and return or disposition of weapons.

Minutes Content for Mon, Jan 31, 2022

Chairperson Warren opened the hearing on SB367.

Jason Thompson, Senior Assistant Revisor, provided an overview of SB367 noting this bill was passed out of committee during the 2019 legislative session, but having never made it to general orders, died at the end of the 2020 legislative session. (Attachment 6) The revisor stood for questions.

Ed Klumpp testified in support of SB367 stating this bill clarifies the reporting of property seizures to the courts, whether it happens under a search warrant or not, making the law consistent with practice. (Attachment 7) Mr. Klumpp responded to questions from the Committee members.

Aileen Berquist testified in support of SB367 stating passage of the bill would assist property owners in any civil proceeding to reclaim said property and is an excellent step toward protecting people and depriving them from their property without due process. (Attachment 8)

Written testimony in support of SB367 was submitted by:

Neutral testimony was not submitted for the hearing on SB367.

Nick Reinecker testified in opposition to SB367 recommending language in the bill, such as "dangerous" be changed to "controlled" or "illegal" and would support SB367 if cannabis was not in the controlled substances act. (Attachment 11) Mr. Reinecker stood for questions.

Those individuals testifying responded to questions from the Committee members.

Chairperson Warren closed the hearing on SB367.

The meeting adjourned at 11:40 a.m.