Arizona Action Alert: Monday Votes on Three Important Bills

MONDAY in Arizona: The House Rules Committee is voting on 3 important bills.  Your calls and emails over the weekend will help make a difference!

**Ask all rules members for a YES vote on HB2643, HB2368, and HCR2037. Contact info here: http://www.azleg.gov/CommitteeInfo.asp?Committee_ID=30&Legislature=52&Session_ID=114

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To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia Legislation to Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RICHMOND, Feb. 27, 2015 – Today, the Virginia General Assembly gave final approval to legislation that would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. Should the Governor sign into law, it would put significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program relying on states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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Montana Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support HB330

HB330 would take an important step towards blocking federal programs that militarize local police. It passed two committees and then 2nd reading in the state house by a 60-40 vote. It is expected to have a third and final reading and vote on Thur. Feb 26.

Follow the steps below to support this bill. Your calls – even if leaving voice mail messages overnight – will help it move forward to the Senate!

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With a 99-0 Vote, Virginia House Passes Right to Try, Protecting Terminally-Ill, Effectively Nullifying Some FDA Restrictions

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb 25, 2015) – By a 99-0 vote yesterday, the Virginia state House passed a bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. If the Senate concurs, the bill will move to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

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My Comments to a Huffington Post Reporter about Efforts to Nullify Federal Gun Control

Question from reporter by email: Hi, I’m a reporter with the Huffington Post and I wanted to get your thoughts on the Montana bill that recently passed the House that seeks to nullify a potential gun ban, as well as similar bills in other states you are tracking. I wanted to get your sense on how many of these bills are out there, and some context on whether this is anything new or part of an existing nullification movement.

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Bill to Block Any New Federal Gun Control Passes Key Hurdle in Arizona

PHOENIX. (Feb. 23, 2015) – Today, an Arizona state Senate committee approved a bill that would effectively block any new federal gun control measures in the state by withdrawing all state participation and enforcement. The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration and a likely vote.

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