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Forfeiture reform headed to Gov. Scott, but is it in the 2016 mix?

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Yesterday, Florida Politics reported on the stunning victory that Sen. Jeff Brandes’ Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill (SB 1044) saw in the Florida House, passing unanimously in that chamber. SB 1044 had passed the Senate (also unanimously) last Friday. The success of this bill – which requires that law enforcement charge someone with a crime before seizing their assets, among other reforms – has been largely credited to Brandes and the compromise he negotiated between the Florida Sheriffs and liberal and…

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