Texas Legislation Would Create a Mechanism to Review and Block Federal Acts as Unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Tex. (Feb. 23, 2015) – A bill up for consideration in the Texas legislature would create a mechanism for the state to review and reject any federal order, law, police, rule, mandate or agency regulation that is found to violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution.

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North Dakota House Panel Votes 13-0 to Legalize Hemp Farming, Effectively Nullify Federal Ban

BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 19, 2015 – By a unanimous 13-0 vote yesterday, a North Dakota state House committee approved a bill that would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.

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Utah Passes ‘Right to Try’ by a Vote of 71-1, Rejects FDA Restrictions on Terminally-Ill

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb 19, 2015) – By a 71-1 vote today, the Utah 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. Introduced by Rep. Gage Froerer, House Bill 94 (HB94), the Utah Right to Try Act, is…

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New York Bill Would Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

ALBANY, NY (Feb. 19, 2015) – A bill introduced in the New York General Assembly would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state, and in doing so, would have a major impact on federal efforts to tap in to state and local systems to track millions of people for the crime of driving.

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Bill to Stop Obamacare Enforcement Moves Forward in Arizona

PHOENIX (Feb. 19, 2015) – Yesterday, an Arizona House Committee approved a bill that would create significant roadblocks for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, leaving the federal program without an enforcement mechanism in the state should it pass. Introduced State Reps. Justin Olson and Rep. Vince Leach, House Bill 2643 (HB2643) would prohibit the state…

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Arizona Bills to Block Federal Agency Rules and Executive Orders Pass Senate Committee

PHOENIX – Feb. 18, 2015 – Last fall, Arizona voters passed Proposition 122, an amendment to the state constitution that provides a mechanism for refusing state resources to federal programs. And today, an Arizona Senate Committee voted to approve two bills putting that into practice on executive-level rules and regulations from Washington D.C. Introduced by…

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Bill to Block National License Plate Tracking Program Passes Virginia House, 95-4

RICHMOND, Feb. 17, 2015 – A bill passed by the Virginia House today would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, putting significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of…

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