HELENA, Mont. (Mar. 30, 2015) – A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal surplus equipment programs that militarize local police was passed by the Montana Senate today. The vote was 46-1. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that…Details
Today, the Arizona Senate voted 13-16 to kill HB2190 – a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core. It already passed the House and was moving closer to the Governor’s desk.
But establishment Republicans joined with Democrats in the Senate (and behind the scenes) to kill the bill.
NAMING NAMES – Adam Driggs, Jeff Dial, Steve Pierce – are the primary culprits.
JACKSON, Miss. (Mar. 30, 2015) – Today, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill that nullifies in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally-ill patients.Details
Alaska Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp, Nullify the Federal Ban in Practice
JUNEAU, Alaska (Mar. 30, 3015) – An Alaska state Senate committee approved a bill last week that would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.Details
RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 30, 2015) – Two Virginia bills to permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement were signed into law by Gov. McAuliffe last week. These bills not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, they also thwart the federal surveillance state.Details
New Hampshire HB494 would legalize industrial hemp for production. It passed through the state House with an ‘Ought to Pass’ vote on March 11. The bill must now pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee successfully before the full state Senate can consider it. Take the following action steps to help this important bill to success.Details
Massachusetts H.2144 would help stop the federal militarization of local police. The bill must pass successfully through the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security before it can receive a full vote in the state house. Take the following action steps to support this important bill.Details
A bill introduced in the Washington State House would help block the federal militarization of local police, and indirectly help thwart federal efforts to enforce unconstitutional laws.Details
BISMARCK, N.D. (Mar. 29, 2015) – Last week, Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a bill into law authorizing the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.Details
11 and Counting: Virginia Governor Signs “Right to Try” into Law, will Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on the Terminally-ill
RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 27, 2015) – Yesterday, a Virginia bill was signed into law that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. Introduced by Rep. Margaret B. Ransone (R-99) with 23 bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 1750 (HB1750), the Virginia Right to…Details