Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: February 2, 2016
Sen. Kyle Loveless
Small businesses support asset forfeiture
During the first week of the legislative session,
civil asset forfeiture reform efforts continued to gain steam.
The Oklahoma members of the National Federation of Independent
Business released their annual legislative priorities Monday.
Of all the topics, civil asset forfeiture reform garnered the
“Civil asset forfeiture is not just a private property or
liberty issue—it’s a business issue,” said Loveless,
R-Oklahoma City. “I am pleased 93 percent of small-business
owners polled support legislation to reform civil asset forfeiture.”
“As a small business owner, I understand the devastating
effects a wrongful forfeiture could have on a business owner.
No business can afford to have large sums of money or property
held by big government agencies—especially when the owner’s
only crime is not being able to afford an expensive attorney,”
said Loveless. “I am proud to stand with the 4,000 small-business
owners in Oklahoma who are asking for sensible reforms to protect
their property from this archaic law.”
The legislative session began on Monday.
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