Nebraska Bill Would Restrict ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 10, 2017) – A bill filed in the Nebraska legislature would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and 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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Missouri Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Jan. 9, 2017) – A bill filed in the Missouri House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in the Show Me State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Mississippi Bills Would Stop Common Core Implementation

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 6, 2017) – Two bills introduced in the Mississippi legislature would halt implementation of Common Core and require legislative approval for all future education standards. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying the nationalized education program in the state.

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New Hampshire Bill Would Authorize the Use of Drugs Not Approved By the FDA

CONCORD, N.H. (Jan. 6, 2016) – A bill introduced in the New Hampshire legislature would authorize heathcare facilities and physicians in the state to dispense medication, and use equipment and therapies not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, setting the foundation to nullify in practice some FDA regulations.

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Montana Bill Takes on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection; Would Hinder a Federal Surveillance Program

HELENA, Mont. (Jan. 5, 2017) – A Montana bill would require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from providers in most cases. Passage of 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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