H.R. 5523: Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act

To amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from carrying out seizures relating to a structuring transaction unless the property to be seized derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of another criminal law or regulation, to require notice and a post-seizure hearing for such seizures, and for other purposes.

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Jun 16, 2016


Passed House on Sep 22, 2016

This bill passed in the House on September 22, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Peter Roskam

Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016
Length: 5 pages


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Jun 16, 2016

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Jul 7, 2016
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Sep 22, 2016
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