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California Forfeiture Legislation


September-October 1994

On August 20 California Governor Pete Wilson signed legislation revising forfeiture procedures for the state ("New California Law Restricts Forfeiture for Drug Violation," BNA Criminal Practice Manual, vol. 8, no. 19 (Sept. 14, 1994): p. 428-9; "New Asset Forfeiture Statute Is Enacted Into Law in California," Drug Enforcement Report, Aug. 23, 1994). California Assembly Bill 114 provides that:

The law went into effect immediately. "It has most of the reforms that we have asked for," said Brenda Grantland of Forfeiture Endangers American Rights (FEAR). "I am really surprised that so many of them survived."