February 2, 2017, Introduced by Rep. Lucido and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled
"Public health code,"
(MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding sections 7521a and 7521b.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 7521a. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section,
property must not be seized under section 7522, nor be subject to
forfeiture under section 7521 or disposition under section 7524,
unless the person is convicted of a violation of this article.
(2) Subsection (1) does not prohibit the immediate destruction
of property that cannot be lawfully possessed by any person or that
is dangerous to the health or safety of the public regardless of
whether the person is convicted of a violation of this article.
(3) This section applies to forfeiture proceedings that are
pending on, or initiated on or after, January 1, 2018.
Sec. 7521b. Any public officer of this state or of a local
unit government who negotiates for forfeiture in violation of this
section, or who authorizes or participates in that negotiation, is
guilty of misfeasance in office.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.