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H.R. 1843 (115th): Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1843 would limit the Internal Revenue Service’s civil asset forfeiture authority. To seize funds the IRS believes to have been structured to avoid Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements, the IRS would have to show probable cause that those funds were derived from an illegal source or connected to other criminal activity. It also would provide procedural protections to people from whom the IRS has seized assets based on allegations of structuring.

Within 30 days of seizing property, the IRS must: (1) make a good faith effort to ...

Sponsor and status

Peter Roskam

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 6, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Mar 30, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 5, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Roskam calls DOJ abuse of civil asset forfeiture indefensible and shameful
    — Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 21, 2018

Collins Supports Bill to Curb Civil Asset Seizure by IRS
    — Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 5, 2017

On the House Floor This Week - 9/5/17
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Sep 5, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 1843 will be negligible.

History

Mar 30, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jul 13, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 5, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Sep 5, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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H.R. 1843 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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