Michigan bill to end most civil forfeiture heads to House

The Michigan Senate on Friday passed legislation that would prohibit most asset forfeiture until there is a criminal conviction. The bill will be sent to the Michigan House, which has also been open to forfeiture reform. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, would require a criminal conviction before a law enforcement could seize through forfeiture any asset or amount of money valued at less than $50,000. It passed with vast bipartisan support, 36-2…