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Senator Antonio Tavares (PRM-Santo Domingo East) is lobbying for support from the general public to encourage legislators to pass the extinction of domain bill that has languished in Dominican Congress for over six years. The bill allows for the forfeiture of assets when the owner cannot justify these were acquired legally. The measure is seen as a key tool to combat drug trafficking and corruption in government.
Senator Antonio Taveras, member of the committee of the Senate that is studying the bill, says on Thursdays he will upload a video explaining where the discussions are at. The first video was uploaded on 15 July 2021.
The extinction of domain bill has been approved three times in the Senate to only expire in the Chamber of Deputies.