HELENA Mont. (Feb 23, 2015) – A Montana bill that would take on NSA spying by denying material support and resources to federal agencies engaged in warrantless surveillance cleared a major hurdle today, passing the House Judiciary Committee by a 12-9 vote.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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…Details
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CHARLESON, W.V. (Feb. 19, 2015) – A bill up for consideration in the West Virginia House seeks to nullify new unilaterally-issued EPA rules over “nonnavigable intrastate waters or waterways.”Details
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.Details
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…Details