Wyoming Liberty Group
Wyoming’s reform of civil asset forfeiture, which passed unanimously in the 2016 Budget Session, went into effect on July 1. Already, the reform has lived up to its name, which is illustrated by comparing two cash seizure cases—one that began before the reform, and one after.
CHEYENNE, WY –Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed Senate File 46 this afternoon, which amends civil asset forfeiture under the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act. The bill passed the Wyoming Legislature with a final vote of 90-0. It implements a preliminary hearing for property owners, increases the evidence required to forfeit suspected drug property, and provides legal fees to property owners when the state fails to prove its case for forfeiture, among other changes.
Steve Klein talks civil asset forfeiture with Doug Randall on KGAB. Although the proceeds of drug crime should be forfeited, it should only come after a criminal conviction. Aug. 13, 2015
Steve Klein talks civil asset forfeiture with Chuck Gray on KVOC. Yes, proceeds of drug crimes should be forfeited, but only after a criminal conviction. Aug. 13, 2015
Steve Klein speaks with Gary Freeman on KGAB about Gov. Mead’s vetoing of the civil asset forfeiture bill and the reasons why that veto should be overridden. February 27, 2015