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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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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