AFP-KS applauds final passage of Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill

Urges Governor to Sign into Law 

TOPEKA, KS—Last year, Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Kansas (AFPF-KS) released an updated report analyzing civil asset forfeiture data in the state, underscoring the need for major reforms to ensure the law protects people’s property without overreaching and unconstitutional confiscation.  

With the historic final passage garnering unanimous votes in both chambers of SB 458, AFP-KS says that greater transparency will be brought into the future process when handling property seized by Kansas law enforcement.  

AFP-KS Deputy State Director, Jon Lueth, made the following statement: 

“We’re thrilled to see this legislation passed to ensure that law enforcement does not act in an excessive way when it comes to seized property, which all too often is never recovered by the owner. 

“We hope this law will strengthen transparency, afford due process, and protect Fourth Amendment rights to Kansans facing seized assets. Americans for Prosperity-KS calls on Governor Kelly to urgently sign this bill into law and correct this longstanding issue.” 

Editor | watt@kaninfo.com

Earl Watt is the owner and publisher of the Leader & Times in Liberal, Kansas. Watt started his career in journalism in 1991 at the Southwest Daily Times. During his career, the newspaper has won a total of 17 Sweepstakes awards from the Kansas Press Association for editorial content and 18 Sweepstakes awards for advertising. Watt has been recognized with more than 70 first place awards for writing in categories from sports and column to best front pages, best sports pages and best opinion pages. Watt is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and is the descendant of several patriots who fought for America's freedom and independence.

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