LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan lawmakers have targeted human trafficking with a bill to make it easier for the government to seize property linked to suspected illegal activity.

The legislation passed the state House passed 93-13 Tuesday. It allows for the forfeiture of homes, cash and other assets in home invasion and rape cases and aims at human trafficking cases.

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The bill lets law enforcement take property and not give notice of forfeiture for 28 days. The current deadline is seven days.

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Supporters say changes in the law would give police more time to investigate intricate human trafficking cases. Critics say innocent people could go a long time without the use of a car and house while wondering if police will return the items or seek forfeiture.

The legislation now goes to the Senate.

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