YES on SB 443 (Mitchell) →
For years, California law enforcement has been able to use a loophole in outdated federal asset forfeiture laws that lets them take—and permanently keep—a person’s cash, car, or home without even arresting them. Senate Bill 433, introduced by Sen. Holly Mitchell, will help end this unfair practice.
The legislation will close the door on this predatory practice by preventing local law enforcement agencies from permanently keeping someone’s cash or property if the person has not been convicted of a crime. We have heard stories of law enforcement agencies cashing in on people’s life savings, hard-earned wages, their homes and even their wedding rings, with no accountability. Our communities deserve an end to this unfair and unjust practice for profit.
Please support SB 443 by urging your Assembly member to vote YES when it reaches the Assembly Floor. You can find your Assembly member here
Suggested message: “My name is [name] and I am constituent urging you to vote yes on SB 433, by Senator Mitchell. SB 433 is important towards ensuring our right to due process, and to not have our hard earned property taken from us unfairly. I urge my Assembly member to vote YES when it reaches the Assembly Floor for a vote.”