Tennessee House Subcommittee Unanimously Kills Bill to Restrict Asset Forfeiture, Close Federal Loophole

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mar 16, 2016) – Today, a House Subcommittee voted unanimously to kill a bill that would have reformed asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation would have also taken 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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Maryland Senate Passes Bill to Curb Asset Forfeiture, But Federal Loophole Added

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 10, 2016) – A Maryland bill that would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction passed the Senate this week, but an amendment approved during the process creates a loophole that would allow law enforcement to work with the feds to skirt the more stringent state law.

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Iowa Committee Passes Bill Taking on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 26, 2016) – An Iowa bill that would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction unanimously passed an important Senate committee this week. 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 “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

JUNEAU, Alaska, (Feb. 24, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Alaska House 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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Illinois Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (Feb. 22, 2016) – An Illinois bill 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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Iowa Legislation Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 16, 2016) – An Iowa bill 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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Tennessee Legislation Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2016) – 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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Arizona Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 20, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Arizona House 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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Virginia Senate Bill Would Curb “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, But Federal Loophole Remains

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 6, 2016) – A bill filed in the Virginia Senate for the 2016 legislative session would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws, making it more difficult for police to seize property. 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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