HB 280 sets new forfeiture requirements and switches the burden of proof to the courts. (Photo by Shutterstock)

State forfeiture limits bill gets bipartisan appreciation

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A new bill that would limit the power of the state to seize assets from Delawareans was applauded in the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee Tuesday. House Bill 280, sponsored by Rep. Kim Williams, D-Marshallton, prohibits assets from forfeiture if they are near controlled substances or with trace amounts of such. The bill points out that legal presumption …