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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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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