Tennessee senate committee passes bill to ban cellphone tracking, 6-0

A Tennessee state senate bill that would ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant has passed an important committee hurdle.

Introduced by Sen. Mae Beavers, Senate Bill 2087 (SB2087) passed through the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday by a unanimous 6-0 vote. Once assigned to the schedule by the calendar and rules committee, it will be debated and voted on in the full Senate.


South Carolina Action Alert: Support S0839 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

S0839, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state, was introduced on Jan. 14 by Senators Lee Bright (R-12) and Kevin Bryant (R-3). It passed through the state senate with a unanimous 42-0 vote. It will now have to pass through the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee before the whole house can concur with the senate’s decision.


New Hampshire House Bans Warrantless Tracking of Cell Phones

CONCORD, NH, March 19, 2014 – Last Wednesday, the New Hampshire house overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban the obtaining of cellphone location tracking information without a warrant. House Bill 1567 (HB1567) prohibits use of such information in civil or criminal proceedings, and bans tracking devices from being placed on the property of private citizens…