Now that State legislative sessions for 2013 are starting to get underway, it’s a good time for a quick overview of who’s looking at bills to nullify NDAA kidnapping powers (the ones called “indefinite detention”). In 2012, Virginia became the first state to pass a law along these lines. And, while Arizona and Michigan were very close, they didn’t get to the finish line. We expect those states – and many more – to consider bills in 2013.
Keep up to date with NDAA Nullification legislation around the country with the Tenth Amendment Center legislative tracking page HERE: http://tracking.tenthamendmentcenter.com/ndaa/
Here’s what’s happening so far:
In Texas, State Representative Lyle Larson introduced House Bill 149 (HB149), the Texas Liberty Preservation Act. This might be the strongest anti-NDAA bill introduced yet. It states, in part:
Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-81) violate portions of federal law, the United States Constitution, and the Texas Constitution and, as such, are invalid and illegal in this state.
It also, like Virginia’s law, requires full noncompliance with the federal act:
It is the policy of this state to refuse to provide material support for or to participate in any way with the implementation within this state of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-81). Any act to enforce or attempt to enforce those laws is in violation of this subchapter.
But, the Texas legislation takes it a step further, codifying into State law criminal penalties for violation of the act by even federal agents:Details