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Support the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 642 and H.R. 1555

On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and representatives and ask them to cosponsor the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 642 and H.R. 1555, introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.). The FAIR Act would reform federal civil asset forfeiture laws to increase the evidentiary standard needed to subject property to permanent seizure and restore the presumption of innocence in federal civil forfeiture proceedings.

03/16/2017
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Shoddy Reporting from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Georgia's Forfeiture Law

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a blog post up today with a headline which reads: "Forfeiture: Georgia was once one of the worst. Now? It’s not so bad." Sounds great. When did the Georgia General Assembly pass legislation to improve the forfeiture law in the state by requiring more protections for innocent property owners? Well, it hasn't.

01/19/2017
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Support Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Texas, SB 380

On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community in Texas, I urge you to contact your senators and urge him or her to support SB 380, introduced by State Sen. Konni Burton (R-Ft. Worth), which would reform the Lone Star State’s civil asset forfeiture laws.

01/12/2017
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FreedomWorks Statement on Gov. John Kasich’s Approval of Forfeiture Reform in Ohio

Following the signing of HB 347, which reforms Ohio’s civil asset forfeiture laws to protect the rights of innocent property owners, by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

01/04/2017
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Congress Should Learn from States on Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Ohio Legislature recently joined the growing ranks of states to pass civil asset forfeiture reform. More than a year in the making, both chambers passed, by overwhelming margins, House Bill 347, which, in most instances, requires a criminal conviction for the state to permanently seize property from an individual.

12/12/2016
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FreedomWorks Hails Passage of Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Ohio Senate

Following the unanimous passage of civil asset forfeiture reform legislation, HB 347, in the Ohio Senate, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

12/08/2016
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Before Year's End, the Pa. House Needs to Pass Civil Forfeiture Reform

This op-ed was jointly authored by Adam Brandon of FreedomWorks, Timothy Head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform.

10/20/2016
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Time for the Ohio Senate to Pass Forfeiture Reform

A new poll from the Coalition For Public Safety shows a majority of Ohio voters support justice reform. The sentiment is shared by Ohioans of all stripes, including a significant number of those in the Statehouse, as evidenced by the support and passage in the Ohio House of House Bill 347 -- a bill that would end the practice of seizing private property from individuals who are suspected (but not convicted) of having taken part in a crime. The bill has yet to pass the Ohio Senate.

10/13/2016
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Pennsylvania on the Cusp of Passing Forfeiture Reform

Current Pennsylvania law allows police to seize property without due process or conviction of a crime. Civil asset forfeiture legally incentivizes policing for profit by allowing the police to keep 100 percent of the proceeds from seizures. This practice creates a conflict of interest for the authorities who benefit monetarily from seizing property.

10/12/2016
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Support Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Pennsylvania

On behalf of the FreedomWorks activist community in Pennsylvania, I urge you to support the amended version of Senate Bill 869, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon). The bill reforms the Commonwealth’s civil asset forfeiture laws to provide more protections for innocent property owners.

09/26/2016

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