- On Thursday, two bills were requested in the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee concerning major changes to the state forfeiture laws. One was requested by Rep. Bradford (R-Lansing) and Rep. Winn (D-Wichita) that would end civil forfeitures completely, require a criminal conviction for a forfeiture, and put all forfeited assets into the state general fund. The second one was requested by the committee chair, Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee) and we believe would retain civil forfeiture but place all forfeited assets into a special fund under the Attorney General which local agencies then could apply for as some form of grant. Both were requested as committee bills. Neither was "read in" to the record this week. We can expect them to be published next week and we should expect a hearing late next wee or early the next.
- The House and Senate leadership has altered the legislative calendar for this session. The last day for committee work prior to turnaround (the imaginary half-way point) is now February 18 and turnaround will be February 23. The second half will end on March 25 with the veto session as scheduled in late April.
Key happening for last week, February 1-5, 2016.
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