New Jersey Senate Passes Bill to Require Asset Forfeiture Reporting; Federal Equitable Sharing Included

TRENTON, N.J. (July 5, 2018) – Last week, the New Jersey Senate unanimously passed a bill that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms, including closing a federal loophole that allows police to bypass strict state asset forfeiture laws. 

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New Laws in Kansas and Virginia Require Strict Asset Forfeiture Reporting; An Important Step Forward

(July 2, 2018) – Yesterday, laws went into effect in Kansas and Virginia implementing strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures, including cases passed off to the federal government. These new laws take a first step that could lead to more substantive reforms. 

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New Jersey Committee Passes Bill to Require Comprehensive Asset Forfeiture Reporting

TRENTON, N.J. (June 4, 2018) – Last week, a New Jersey Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms, including closing a federal loophole that allows police to bypass strict state asset forfeiture laws. 

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New Hampshire Asset Forfeiture Reporting Law Lacks Important Requirements

CONCORD, N.H. (May 21, 2018) – Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law requiring the state attorney general to produce an annual report detailing asset forfeitures in the state. The law takes a small step forward, but important provisions requiring reporting of federal asset forfeiture cases were stripped out of the legislation.

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Michigan House Passes Bill to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture; Federal Loophole Remains

LANSING, Mich. (May 10, 2018) – On Tuesday, the Michigan House passed a bill that would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases. But the legislation leaves a loophole in place allowing police to circumvent stricter state laws by passing cases off to the feds.

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Michigan Committee Passes Bill to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture; Federal Loophole Remains

LANSING, Mich. (May 3, 2018) – On Tuesday, a Michigan House committee passed a bill that would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases, but leaves a loophole in place allowing police to circumvent stricter state laws by passing cases off to the feds.

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