Delaware Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

DOVER, Del. (April 18, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Delaware Senate would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Oklahoma House Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 15, 2016) – Yesterday, the Oklahoma House passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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Bill Introduced in New York Senate Would Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2016) – A bill introduced in the New York Senate would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state. Passage would also have a major impact on federal efforts to tap in to state and local systems to track millions of people for the crime of driving.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Pennsylvania Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 14, 2016) – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House gave final approval to a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. If signed into law, it would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice.

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To the Governor: Nebraska Senate Votes 38-8 to take on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 14, 2016) – Yesterday, the Nebraska Senate gave final approval to a bill that would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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