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katie-moum-o0kbc907i20-unsplash-300x200South Carolina’s lawmakers listened to testimony today on proposed changes to civil forfeiture laws in the state. Members of the General Assembly are making another attempt to revamp the state’s civil forfeiture statutes, which are facing a legal challenge in the state Supreme Court.

“Citizens are having money taken off of them,” said Rep. Seth Rose (D-District 72), who sits on the committee trying to change forfeiture laws in South Carolina, in a press release. “And there may not even be the requisite nexus to criminal activity, but their money has been seized, and they don’t have the means or power to fight for that chunk of change back.”

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