Friday, August 04, 2017


Representative Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) announced a bill he championed through the legislature was signed by Governor Malloy on Wednesday, August 2 at 1:00pm, at the Faith Congregational Church, 2030 Main Street in Hartford.

House Bill #7146 (Public Act 17-193),  An Act Requiring A Criminal Conviction For Certain Offenses Before Assets Seized In A Lawful Arrest Or Lawful Search May Be Forfeited In a Civil Proceeding, was among other bills signed into law.

Under the bill, property seized during a lawful search associated with certain offenses may only be subject to forfeiture proceedings if the search results in an arrest. The law also puts in place procedures for the state’s petitioning for property forfeiture.

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