14 Alerts From the civil asset forfeiture Tag


oos Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 2nd Quarter 2019: oos E-Newsletter #547

April, May, and June were busy months in state legislatures where many of the bills affecting motorists that were introduced in the first quarter, or carried forward from last year, were resolved. The results were a mixed bag, but the biggest victory was a special one: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law House […]

A Voice Vote in Congress Moves Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Forward

Thank you to all who took action after receiving our initial alert last week about the Walberg Amendment which is designed to limit run-arounds of state civil asset forfeiture laws by local enforcement agencies. The U.S. House took a voice vote shortly after the oos alert was sent and, well, we’ll leave it to TheNewspaper.com […]

oos Report on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Activity in U.S. Congress

Dear oos Members, In late April, U.S. Representative Tim Walberg of Michigan introduced the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act of 2019. The proposed legislation, which would institute much of the reform for which the oos has been lobbying, has strong bipartisan support. The FAIR Act will hold the government to a much higher standard of “clear […]

Predatory Towing Not Just an Inconvenience: oos E-Newsletter #539

Cities tow cars for many reasons. They are often towed when doubled parked or left in front of a fire hydrant. If there are too many parking tickets, cities will often boot first, and if the driver does not pay the tickets in a certain amount of time, the boot comes off, and the vehicle […]

Missouri Members: Help rescue House Bill 444, Asset Forfeiture legislation, from State Rules Committee limbo

Dear Missouri oos Member, Two key issues that the oos is focusing on at the federal level are 1) prohibiting federal funding of state traffic enforcement campaigns based on ticket quotas, and 2) urgently needed reform of civil asset forfeiture (CAF) laws. Regarding the latter, motorists have become prime targets of property seizures by state […]

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