Maine’s Civil asset forfeiture reform bill (LD1521) becomes law without Governor Janet Mills’ signature

A bill that would strengthen some protections against civil asset forfeiture, sponsored by Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor), became law on Tuesday without Gov. Janet Mills’ signature. Passed by the Maine Legislature on June 30, LD 1521 specifies that police can only seize an individual’s property if that person is convicted of a crime in which that piece of property was involved.