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Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill to protect personal property rights

May 6, 2021, 4:00 PM | Updated: May 7, 2021, 10:21 am
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PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to ensure Arizonans can’t lose their personal property without a criminal conviction.

“Arizona’s Constitution provides broad protections for personal rights and property – broader so than the United States Constitution,” Ducey said in a letter.

“As such, when reviewing legislation, I have a constitutional responsibility to provide a balance between those rights and ensuring that law enforcement has the tools necessary to protect our state.”

The bill, HB 2810, ensures law enforcement has the ability to seize property pending forfeiture, is evidence of a crime, or abandoned.

“Innocent persons” will have a process to get their house back, according to Ducey.

There is no requirement that the government prove that seized property is connected to a crime.

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Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill to protect personal property rights