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Item No. 23.
Regular City Council Meeting
Resolution 17-44 - Consider approval of Resolution 17-44 supporting the amendment of HB 560 (Forfeiture Act). (Sandoval/Mathews)
In 2015 the legislature passed and the Governor signed substantial amendments to the state Forfeiture Act which has had a costly and unintended consequences to local law enforcement. In 2017 SB 202 was introduced to address these concerns and received unanimous support of the Senate and passed the House Judiciary Committee, but was never called up for a vote on the house floor.
Current language doesn’t allow jurisdictions to recoup cost of storage or transfer of materials to the State. All proceeds of the sale of items are transferred to the State General Fund.
The City Attorney has reviewed Resolution 17-44.
BOARD AND COMMITTEE ACTION:
The Public Safety Committee recommended approval (3-0) at their meeting on September 6, 2017.
Consider approval of Resolution 17-44 supporting the amendment of HB 560 (Forfeiture Act).
ATT Resolution 17-44
ATT Resolution 17-44 HB560
ATT Resolution 17-44 SB 202
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