Kudos to Wyoming's Senate Judiciary Committee

Wyoming's Senate Judiciary Committee has pre-filed remarkable legislation aimed at reforming the state's asset forfeiture practices.

If adopted, Wyoming would

(1) begin requiring convictions before property could be forfeited via state laws; and

(2) prohibit all Wyoming law enforcement from accepting federal forfeiture proceeds "conditioned upon the state law enforcement agency's adoption of federal law enforcement practices and procedure"---a current eligibility requirement for receipt of federal forfeiture funds via the federal equitable sharing agreement.

Wyoming's 2015 legislative session is scheduled to begin on the 13th of January 2015.


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