Tonight, the Washington State seate passed a bill putting strict limitations on the use of drones and other “extra-sensory devices” within the state. The vote was 46-1. The bill was previously passed by the house by a vote of 83-15.Details
New Hampshire state Rep. Neal Kurk’s bill to nullify unwarranted drone spying has passed out of committee.Details
With Utah legislative session ending in just days, a state house panel held its first hearing today on a bill which supporters hope will be used to turn off the water to the new NSA data center in that state.Details
An Oregon bill to protect citizens’ privacy rights from unlawful NSA intrusion got the ball rolling and the legislator who sponsored it vowed to use it as a stepping stone to get a ballot initiative ready for 2016.Details
The Alabama legislature will consider the legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes during the 2014 session. If passed, these two bills would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the plant.Details
In the wake of the scope of government surveillance by Edward Snowden last June, state governments have taken the lead in restricting the rights of government entities to use electronic surveillance equipment on American soil.
Last month, an Illinois state legislator introduced bill to amend the state’s “Freedom from Drone Surveillance” law, restricting unlimited access by state law enforcement agencies to access information gathered by privately owned and operated drones.Details
New Jersey state senator Michael Doherty reintroduced legislation making it illegal for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees and other government employees to produce, view, recreate, and/or disseminate naked images of anyone who is subject to body scans–most of which occur at airports around the country.Details