Signed By Governor: Arizona Law Takes on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 13, 2017) – Yesterday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law reforming the state’s civil 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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To the Governor: Arizona House Approves Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 10, 2017) – Today, the Arizona House gave final approval to 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 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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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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Arizona House Unanimously Passes Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Today, the Arizona House voted 60-0 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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