Speak Up Now If You Want Forfeiture Reform
Property Seizure Bill in the U.S. Senate
As you may know, "forfeiture reform" legislation has passed in the U. S. House of Representatives (H.R. 1658) and is now pending in the U. S. Seuate (S. 1931).
S. 1931 is in danger of stalling in the Seuate. If it doesn't pass this year, then the House bill also expires and reformers must start all over again next year.
Current law allows federal agents to take your property without couvicting you of -- or even charging you with -- a crime.
For details, look at these two editorials by Fred Foldvary.
Reforming the Forfeiture Laws and
If you want to get your opinion to your Senators, we strongly recommend that you visit the Forfeiture web site, where they make it easy for you to do so.
We urge you to speak up on this issue, no matter what your opinion is.
What's your opinion on forfeiture laws? We hope you'll tell your views to The Progress Report but not till you have communicated with a Senator or two! Once you have done that, add your opinion here:
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