AZ legislature passes House Bill 2810 to require convictions before seizing assets

Property rights and criminal justice reform advocates are a step closer to achieving their elusive goal of requiring law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to get a conviction before permanently seizing property allegedly connected to a crime. The state House of Representatives passed House Bill 2810 by a vote of 57-2 on Wednesday, with every Republican and most Democrats supporting the legislation. In passing out of the House, the bill cleared the hurdle that doomed a similar proposal last year…