23A-49-12. Property subject to security interest--Action by attorney general. Any property, as described in subdivisions 34-20B-70(4), (6), and (7) or 22-24A-15(4), (6), and (7), or § 23A-49-1, that is subject to a bona fide perfected security interest at the time of seizure of the personal property, at the time the offense was committed, and is forfeited under the provisions of §§ 23A-49-7 to 23A-49-19, inclusive, shall be taken by the attorney general subject to the security interest. The attorney general shall, within sixty days of the forfeiture of the property:
(1) Return the property to the possession of the secured party;
(2) Satisfy fully all indebtedness to the secured party secured by the property; or
(3) Return the property to the possession of the secured party and require the secured party to sell the property within sixty days of receipt of the property from the attorney general at public or private sale and retain all proceeds necessary to satisfy fully all indebtedness of the secured party secured by the property together with all reasonable costs of the sale and remit to the attorney general all excess proceeds within thirty days of the sale.
If the secured party knew or should have known, that the property was being used or intended for use to facilitate in the commission of a crime, the provisions of this section do not apply to the property.
Source: SL 2016, ch 138, § 12.
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