Tennessee Bills Take on Asset Forfeiture, Close Federal Loophole in Most Cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2017) –  Bills introduced in the Tennessee legislature 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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Alaska Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole in Most Cases

JUNEAU, Alaska, (Jan. 29, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Alaska House would reform 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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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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