Montana House Passes Bill to Help Create a Gun Rights Sanctuary State

HELENA, Mont. (April 5, 2017) – Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would take big steps towards making the state a sanctuary for gun rights by prohibiting state enforcement of most federal acts restricting firearms, magazines or ammunition. If signed into law, it would effectively stop any such federal acts in practice within the state.

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To the Governor: West Virginia Passes Bill to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (April 5, 2017) – Today, the West Virginia Senate gave final approval to a bill that would significantly expand the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. If signed by Gov. Jim Justice, the law would set the foundation to end federal prohibition in effect.

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To the Governor: Montana Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Collection of Electronic Data

HELENA, Mont. (April 3, 2017) – On Saturday, the Montana House gave final approval to a bill that would ban warrantless collection of data from an electronic device in most situations. If signed by Gov. Steve Bullock, the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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To the Governor: Montana Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

HELENA, Mont. (Apr. 1, 2017) – Today, the Montana House gave final approval a bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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