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AB-3208 Cities: ordinances: violations.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 36901.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

 (a) The City of Elk Grove may adopt an ordinance authorizing the city, until January 1, 2024, to confiscate and seek an order of civil forfeiture of real or personal property for violation of a city ordinance.
(b) An ordinance adopted pursuant to this section shall provide the owner of the property with adequate notice and opportunity to challenge the grounds of the forfeiture, and shall ensure that the property is only seized to the extent reasonable in relation to the ordinance violation for which it was used.
(c) This section does not limit the authority of any city, county, or federal officials, including peace officers, to confiscate and seek an order of civil or criminal forfeiture pursuant to any applicable provision of local, state, or federal law.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the high instance of large indoor residential cannabis growing that poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of the City of Elk Grove.