Proposed legislation will track civil asset forfeitures

Draft legislation for the 2017 Mississippi Legislature will include a proposal to record and track civil asset forfeitures by local and state law enforcement agencies.

A 13-member task force on the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws hasn’t officially submitted its recommendations, although the report was due Dec. 1, but the chairman of the task force, state Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon, said the group’s work is basically done and bullet points have been laid out that will be used to draft legislation.

Clarion Ledger