SB 869 Proposed Reforms to the Civil System of Asset Forfeiture in PA

Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

10:30 a.m

Room 8E-B Capitol Building East Wing


Opening Statement of State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf

Brad Cates, Former Director, Asset Forfeiture Office, U.S. Department of Justice

Louis S. Rulii, Practice Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, University of Pennsylvania Law School – attachment

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association: Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico, and
Philadelphia County Deputy District Attorney George Mosee

Honorable Michael Hough, Faith and Freedom Coalition

Derek Cohen, Right on Crime – attachment

Molly Tack-Hooper, ACLU of Pennsylvania, and Holly Harris, U.S. Justice Action Network

Letty Kress, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Asset Forfeiture Section


Additional Testimony:

Heritage Foundation

Jewish Social Policy Action Network

Philadelphia Bar Associationattachment

Senator Folmer

Senator Williams