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Florida Governor Signs Forfeiture Reform into Law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that requires law enforcement to make an arrest before seizing property believed to be connected to a crime and increases the evidentiary standard the government needs to permanently keep seized property. The bill also offers procedural reforms, such as a $1,000 filing fee and $1,500 that the government needs to pay before beginning forfeiture proceedings against seized property. The bond would be payable to the property owner if the government fails to produce evidence that the property is connected to illicit activity.

04/05/2016
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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Unanimously Passes Florida House, Heads to Governor's Desk

The momentum for civil asset forfeiture reform continued Tuesday. The Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed SB 1044 less than a week after it passed the state Senate without opposition. SB 1044 requires law enforcement to make an arrest before property believed to be connected to a crime is seized and requires the government to present proof beyond a reasonable doubt before property can be forfeited to the state.

03/08/2016
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Florida Senate Unanimously Passes Law Enforcement-Backed Forfeiture Reforms

The Florida Senate, on Friday, unanimously passed legislation that would overhaul the state's civil asset forfeiture laws. Among the most notable parts of the legislation, SB 1044, are requirements that an arrest for a criminal offense is made when property is seized and increases the evidentiary standard the government must meet to "beyond a reasonable doubt" before seized property can be subjected to forfeiture. The bill also contains several reforms to forfeiture procedures and requires training for law enforcement on Florida forfeiture law.

03/07/2016