Today, an Oklahoma state house committee voted 9-3 to pass a bill designed to thwart warrantless surveillance programs from the National Security Agency (NSA), while a New Hampshire house committee voted 12-1 to approve a bill blocking some practical effects of federal spying programsDetails
Duplicate bills to nullify the federal prohibition on marijuana were introduced in the Hawaii legislature earlier this month.
The legislation would “decriminalize and regulate small amounts of marijuana for personal use; establish a licensing scheme for the cultivation, sale, and use of small amounts of marijuana for personal use; tax marijuana sales in the same manner as state excise taxes; and subject income derived from marijuana sales to income taxes.”Details
Several state gun rights organizations say they support a state initiative to protect the right to keep and bear arms from federal infringement.
Oklahoma state Senator Raloh Shortey has introduced Senate Bill 2043 to limit drone usage, specifically banning use by law enforcement without a warrant.Details
The proposed legislation would not only protect Oregonians’ data from collection by overzealous state and local law enforcement agencies, it would also bar the use of information unconstitutionally gathered by federal agencies like the NSA and shared with state and local agencies.Details