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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Unveiled

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A state bill focusing on civil asset forfeiture has received several changes since its introduction in May of 2015. State Senator Kyle Loveless held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the changes.

“It’s one of those things where, When I started this, the idea behind it was you’re innocent until proven guilty and everyone needs to have due process and the system needs to be accountable and the current system is not any of those things.”

The 15-person board would issue grants from the fund.

"It will go toward drug courts, it will go toward drug treatment centers and it will go toward actual drug interdiction."

Loveless says the bill would require the state government to prove the property was involved in illegal activity.

Caele Pemberton was the Arts & Culture reporter at KOSU from August 2015 to May 2016.
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