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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Sits in Committee

Sitting in committee is a bill that would reform the current civil asset forfeiture policy in Oklahoma. Currently, your property and cash may be seized by law enforcement and kept even if you are never charged with a crime. You may fight to have your property and cash returned but it will cost you. Basically, […]

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Action Alert: Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill

Senator Loveless’ Civil Asset Forfeiture reform bill has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Anthony Sykes.  The last meeting of the committee before the deadline is Tuesday of next week.  If the bill is not heard then, it is dead.  Senator Sykes has not made his intentions known concerning this bill.  If he has no intention of hearing it, the author needs to know that so he can request that it be moved to another committee.  It is important that Senator Sykes

OK2A Action Alert: Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill

Senator Loveless’ Civil Asset Forfeiture reform bill has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Anthony Sykes.  The last meeting of the committee before the deadline is Tuesday of next week.  If the bill is not heard then, it is dead.  Senator Sykes has not made his intentions known concerning this bill.  If he has no intention of hearing it, the author needs to know that so he can request that it be moved to another committee.  It is important that Senator Sykes

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My Civil Asset Forfeiture Story

Yesterday evening, while enjoying a plate of carnitas at Chimi’s in Tulsa, I listened to State Senator Kyle Loveless (R-OKC) describe his bill to reform civil asset forfeiture laws in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 838 would put a stop to Oklahoma law enforcement agencies seizing and keeping people’s property without going to the trouble of convicting — or even charging — the property owners with a crime. If you are unfamiliar with the practice of civil asset forfeiture, then you should become educated.

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R3publicans endorse SB 838 and Join the Battle for Due Process in Oklahoma Surrounding Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil Asset Forfeiture legislation needs to be reformed in order to protect innocent people from having their property subject to legal theft by the state without due process. R3publicans (R3s) are working to help Oklahomans learn about this issue and what they can do to help reform the current law. The senate author of the bill to reform Civil Asset Forfeiture law in OK (SB-838) is Senator Kyle Loveless. Our hope is that public support for reform will be strong enough to ensure that this bill is heard in the upcoming legislative session and ultimately passed and signed into law. Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform is an issue everyone can get behind regardless of political leaning.

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