Civil asset forfeiture is a popular topic for lawmakers right now. In Minnesota, Shoreview’s Democratic Rep. Kelly Moller increased the minimum threshold of money seized to $1,500 unless the money is unquestionably connected with illegal drugs. The bill also puts aside storage charges for vehicles and other filing charges so that people can reclaim their assets without paying high fees.
The recommended modifications to Minnesota’s property forfeiture law obtained preliminary endorsement from the state House committee. Proponents of the law say it includes prudent guidelines that will benefit low-income citizens.