South Carolina Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 17, 2017) – A bill introduced in the South Carolina House 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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Maine Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

AUGUSTA, Maine (March 15, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Maine legislature 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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Tennessee Hearing Highlights Typical Law Enforcement Opposition to Asset Forfeiture Reform

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2017) – A Tennessee bill to reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction, and ban prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations, had a committee hearing earlier this month and will soon come up for a vote. The hearing underscored strong law enforcement opposition to the bill.

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Tennessee Action Alert: Help Stop “Asset Forfeiture,” Support HB421

Tennessee House Bill 421 (HB421) 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. (learn more here) The bill must pass the House…

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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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