Iowa Senate Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

DES MOINES, Iowa (March 7, 2017) – On Monday, an Iowa Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in many cases. 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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Wisconsin Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Would Close Federal Loophole

MADISON, Wisc. (Mar. 6, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Wisconsin 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.

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Indiana Senate Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 2, 2017) – On Tuesday, the Indiana Senate passed a bill that 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.

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Indiana Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2017) – An Indiana bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction and taking on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds, passed an important Senate committee last week.

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Arizona House Unanimously Passes Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Today, the Arizona House voted 60-0 to pass a bill reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws. The bill 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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North Dakota House Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture and Closing Federal Loophole

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 22, 2017) – A North Dakota bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most situations passed the House yesterday. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds.

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Arizona Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole Passes Two Committees Over Strong Opposition

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 17, 2017) – An Arizona bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws has unanimously passed two important House committees. The bill 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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