The Senate Judiciary committee unanimously passed five bills that establish strong transparency requirements for property forfeited in Michigan.

The bills have are House Bill 4499, 4503, 4504, 4505, and 4506. They were supported by Senators Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, Tory Rocca, R-Sterling Heights, and Steve Bieda, D-Warren.

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The bills have already passed the State House and now head to the full Senate. If passed there, they would go to Gov. Snyder for his signature.

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