Concerns over conviction requirement debated in North Dakota civil asset forfeiture reform

The House Judiciary Committee gave an 11-3 “do-pass” recommendation Wednesday night, Feb. 13, to House Bill 1286 after 80 minutes of discussion. The bill brought by Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck, seeks to eliminate the “perverse incentive” of “policing for profit.” Property involved in criminal activity is subject to forfeiture…