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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 7, 2017) – Yesterday, an important Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases. 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 Action Alert: Help Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture; Urge Gov. Ducey to Sign HB2477

Arizona House Bill 2477 (HB2477) would require prosecutors to establish a higher evidentiary standard for asset forfeiture. 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. It passed the House by a unanimous 60-0 vote, and then passed the Senate by a unanimous 30-0 vote. (learn more here)

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Michigan House Bill Would Ban Civil Asset Forfeiture, but Leaves Federal Loophole Unaddressed

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 6, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Michigan House would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases. Rep. Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township) introduced House Bill 4158 (HB4158) on Feb. 2 to reform Michigan law by requiring a criminal conviction before…

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Arizona Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture Takes Another Step Forward

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 27, 2017) – Today, an important Arizona committee passed 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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Arizona Senate Committee Passes Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 23, 2017) – Today, an Arizona Senate committee voted unanimously 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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Illinois Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 22, 2017) – Yesterday, an Illinois House committee passed a bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in some situations. 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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