Mary Throne on Drugs
Voted NO on allowing property forfeiture in drug cases
Excerpts from legislation: Bill SF 14: Amends Property Forfeiture Laws: Relating to the Controlled Substances Act: Any person convicted of a [drug] violation shall not be subject to summary forfeiture. If the state seeks forfeiture, the
indictment shall specifically identify the property sought to be forfeited; a separate forfeiture hearing will be held; and all property shall be returned unless there is a verdict of guilt.
Excerpts from veto message: Asset forfeiture
has been in place in Wyoming for decades. Asset forfeiture takes the profit out of illegal drugs. Crime should not pay, especially drug crime. In some states civil forfeiture has been abused. We do not have the abuses found in other states. Those who
speak against civil forfeiture have not found one abuse of law in a 40-year history.
Legislative outcome: Bill passed House 54-6-0, Feb. 9 (Rep. Mary Throne voted YEA); passed Senate 26-3-1, Feb. 27; vetoed by Gov. Mead, Feb 27
Source: Wyoming legislative voting records: SF 14
, Feb 27, 2015
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