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Delaware Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

DOVER, Del. (April 18, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Delaware Senate would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also …

Delaware Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

DOVER, Del. (April 18, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Delaware Senate would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also …

Colorado Bill Would Close Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole in Most Situations

DENVER Colo. (April 18, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Colorado House would take big steps towards closing a federal loophole that allows state and local police to circumvent more stringent state asset forfeiture …

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 …

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 …

Illinois Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 7, 2017) – Yesterday, an important Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction …

Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Close Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole in Most Situations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 6, 2017) – Yesterday, an important Missouri House committee unanimously passed a bill that would close a loophole allowing state and local police to circumvent stringent state asset forfeiture laws …

Michigan House Bill Would Ban Civil Asset Forfeiture, but Leaves Federal Loophole Unaddressed

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 6, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Michigan House would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases.

Rep. Pete …

Arizona Senate Passes Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 3, 2017) – Today, the Arizona Senate unanimously passed a bill reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws. The bill also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state …

Republicans in North Dakota Unanimously Kill Bill to Restrict Civil Asset Forfeiture

BISMARCK, N.D. (Apr. 3, 2017) – The Republican-dominated North Dakota Senate has killed a bill to reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in …

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 …

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 …

Illinois Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 22, 2017) – Yesterday, an Illinois House committee passed a bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in …

Arizona Action Alert: Help Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture, Support 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 …

Colorado Republicans Kill Bill to Close Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole

DENVER, Colo. (March 21, 2017) – A Republican controlled Colorado Senate committee killed a bill that would have closed an asset forfeiture loophole that allows state and local police to circumvent more stringent state …

Maine Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

AUGUSTA, Maine (March 15, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Maine legislature would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also …

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