Forfeiture reform bill has backing, sponsor says — but it still needs a vote

Supporters of legislation to reform the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws are confident the bill will pass when it is called up for a House vote. The question, however, is when that vote may occur.The Illinois Senate unanimously passed House Bill 303 on Wednesday, during the waning hours of the legislature’s spring session. But the House never took up the bill. Instead of adjourning, Speaker Michael J. Madigan declared the …

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