In March 2022, the Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Committee) voted to examine civil asset forfeiture in the Commonwealth. On April 27, 2022, the Committee held a briefing to hear about the practice in Massachusetts. There are two bills to reform civil forfeiture laws in Massachusetts currently pending before the Senate Ways & Means Committee. The Massachusetts Committee has deemed it appropriate to issue an interim memorandum to the Commission due to the time-sensitive nature of this pending legislation.
Advisory Committees Reports