New York Bill Would Limit ALPR Use by Police; Help Stop National License Plate Tracking Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 17, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Senate would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by 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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California Bill Would Allow Marijuana Business Owners to Deduct Expenses from State Taxes, Help Nullify Federal Prohibition

SACRAMENTO. Calif. (Jan. 17, 2018) – A bill filled in the California Assembly would sever a link between state and federal tax law, allowing individuals to deduct expenses from legal marijuana businesses for state income tax purposes. Passage of the bill would encourage the growth of the legal marijuana market in California and further nullify unconstitutional federal prohibition of cannabis in practice.

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Mississippi Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 17, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi 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 Mississippi, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Missouri Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying; Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A bill introduced 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. Passage of the law would not only protect privacy in Missouri, it will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Indiana Bill Would Clear Way for Commercial Hemp Market, Set Stage to Nullify Federal Prohibition

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 15, 2018) – A bill filed in the Indiana House would expand the state’s hemp law to prohibit state prosecution of people who sell or possess industrial hemp and industrial hemp products. Passage of this legislation would open the door for a commercial hemp market in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice.

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