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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

DUE PROCESS Act of 2016
Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

DUE PROCESS Act of 2016
Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to reform certain forfeiture procedures, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
12/23/2016Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
12/23/2016Committee on Financial Services discharged.
12/23/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-892, Part I.
05/19/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (11)

Date All Actions
12/23/2016Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 702.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/23/2016Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/23/2016Committee on Financial Services discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/23/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-892, Part I.
05/25/2016Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/25/2016Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/19/2016Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2016Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2016Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2016Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (24)


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary05/19/2016 Referred to
05/25/2016 Markup by
12/23/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-892
House Financial Services05/19/2016 Referred to
12/23/2016 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce05/19/2016 Referred to
12/23/2016 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Reported to House amended, Part I (12/23/2016)

DUE PROCESS Act of 2016 or the Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures Act of 2016

This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise provisions related to federal civil forfeiture cases. Specifically, the bill:

  • raises the evidentiary standard in such cases from "preponderance of the evidence" to "clear and convincing evidence";
  • with respect to property owners who are indigent, provides for the appointment of counsel;
  • provides for recovery of attorney's fees with respect to settled claims in which the claimant prevails;
  • adds specified notice requirements; and
  • expedites and otherwise modifies certain procedures.

The Department of Justice must: (1) annually audit federal civil forfeiture cases, and (2) establish a publicly available database with respect to seizures in such cases.