Oklahoma Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 24, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma Senate would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws by eliminating civil forfeiture and providing for a jury trial. 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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Mississippi Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole in Most Cases

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 23, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi 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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Illinois Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 18, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Illinois 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.

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Signed as Law: Ohio Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole in Most Situations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 5, 2016) – On Wednesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill that reforms asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without criminal charges in many cases. The new law 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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Indiana Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 3, 2017) – A bill filed in the Indiana 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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Washington Bill Would Curb “Policing for Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture, But Federal Loophole Remains

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Dec. 22, 2016) – A bill filed in the Washington House for the 2017 legislative session would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws by prohibiting the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. But a loophole in the legislation would allow law enforcement to work with the feds to skirt the more stringent state law.

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

AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 21, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the Texas Senate for the 2017 legislative session 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 in most situations.

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