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Kansas lawmakers send asset forfeiture bills to law experts

 

February 2, 2017



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — House Judiciary Committee members will wait for input from an advisory committee before making any new policy regarding a law that allows police officers to seize and forfeit citizens' property.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Blaine Finch referred five bills for review to the Kansas Judicial Council, an advisory committee made up by the judiciary committees' chairs and chief justice appointees. Finch said in a statement he expected the group to make recommendations and "possibly draft legislation." He says it likely won't have a proposal this year.

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