California: Act Now to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

AB 1327, a bill to nullify unwarranted drone spying in the State of California, has passed out of committee and will soon be up for a full Assembly vote.

Among other safeguards, the bill  would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant based on probable cause before using a drone to collect evidence. Exceptions would include emergencies such as a hostage crisis, fire, hot pursuit of a suspected criminal or search-and-rescue operation over land or water. It would allow cities and counties to enact even more restrictive policies if they choose to do so.

AB1327 would also “require that public agencies permanently destroy all data and images collected by an unmanned aerial device within 10 days unless required as evidence of a crime or as part of a court order. A person who is subject to surveillance without consent may seek and obtain an injunction prohibiting the use of images, footage, or data related to the person that was obtained through the surveillance, and would provide for the awarding of liquidated damages of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each day of surveillance and any actual damages in excess of that amount.”

The bill now advances to the Assembly Floor, and it needs your help for passage.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Contact your Assembly member.  Firmly but respectfully ask them to vote YES on AB1327.  PHONE CALLS will have much more impact than an email.

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Louisiana Action Alert: Phone Calls Needed to Help Nullify Federal Gun Control

Louisiana House Bill 5, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, passed out of the House with a vote of 67-25. This bill is in the Senate and waiting for a vote in committee.

HB5 will prohibit the enforcement of any federal law in the state of Louisiana which attempts to either ban the ownership or possession of semi-auto firearms (including magazines and accessories), or impose registration requirements for such firearms.

This bill is in the Senate Judiciary committee where it will need to be passed before moving to the full senate for debate and a vote.

ACTION ITEMS for HB5

1. Contact the Committee Chairman. Politely request that he schedule a hearing for HB5 – and encourage him to vote YES on the bill.

Bob Kestelka (318) 362-3474 kostelka@legis.la.gov

2. Contact all the other members of the Committee. Strongly, but respectfully, let each of them know you want them to vote YES on HB5!

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Missouri: Act Now to Nullify Federal Gun Control

Missouri House Bill 436, the 2nd amendment preservation act, is going up for a final vote on the Senate Floor as early as Monday. The already passed the House by a strong-veto proof majority and moved out of the Senate General Laws Committee last week

HB436 would nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the books – past, present and future.  Please read on to learn more and take action right now to support the Constitution and your right to keep and bear arms!

We need your help to keep this bill moving. Call your Senators and ask them for their support for HB436. We need a veto proof majority.

Action Items

1. Contact your State Senator. Strongly, but respectfully, let him or her know that you want nothing less than a YES on HB436.

Contact info here
http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Leg_Lookup.aspx 

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Act Now to Help Stop Drone Spying in New York

New York Assembly Bill 06244, Protection Against Unwarranted Surveillance, is a bill to nullify warrantless drone spying.  AB06244 has passed the Committee on Codes. This bill will soon be going to the floor, and AB06244 needs your help to move forward.

AB06244 is expected to be up for a vote on on the Assembly Floor very soon. Contact your legislator in the state Assembly, and let them know you support this important bill to preserve the privacy rights of the residents of New York.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Contact your State Assemblymember.  Strongly, but respectfully, tell them to vote YES for AB06244. Contact info here:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/

2.  Encourage your local community to take action as well. Using model legislation

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