Missouri House Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 8, 2018) – Today, the Missouri House passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. It would also bar the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own.

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Wyoming Senate Passes Bill to Treat Gold and Silver as Legal Tender; Help Undermine Federal Reserve Monopoly on Money

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Mar. 7, 2018) – Today, the Wyoming Senate passed a bill that would define gold and silver specie as legal tender and eliminate all taxes levied on it. Final passage into law would pave the way for the use of gold and silver in everyday transactions and could help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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To the Governor: Wyoming Passes Bill to Exempt Cryptocurrency from Property Taxes; Encourage Use and Help Undermine Federal Reserve Monopoly on Money

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (March 7, 2018) – Today, the Wyoming House unanimously passed a bill to exempt cryptocurrency from property taxes. The proposed law would expand the of use digital currency and help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Florida Senate Approves Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Mar. 7, 2018) – Today, the Florida Senate approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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California Bill Would Help Expand Hemp Market, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2018) – A bill introduced in the California Senate would loosen some regulations on hemp seed and cultivation. Passage of this bill would pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect.

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Missouri Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, First Step to Block National License Plate Tracking Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 5, 2018) –  A bill introduced in the Missouri Senate would limit the storage and sharing of information collected using 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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