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      On April 26th, the Tennessee House voted unanimously to pass reform to Tennessee’s civil forfeiture program.


      0:37 – Rep Sexton (R) explains the bill

      2:44 – Rep Parkinson (D) explains why he supports the bill

      5:44 – The floor vote

      HB1254 by Rep Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) changes attorney’s fees reimbursement on civil forfeiture cases from a $3k or 25% of property value cap to a flat $10k cap.

      The bill passed 92-0 with 2 present, not voting.

      This is a great first step towards reforming civil forfeiture and it takes Tennessee in the right direction.

      Next, the bill heads to a vote on the Senate floor; the date to be determined.

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