Vermont Bill to Restrict Drones and License Plate Tracking Passes Two Senate Committees

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Mar 22, 2015) – A bill that would put strict limitations on tracking and surveillance through the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), and would impact some federal programs, passed unanimously through two Vermont state Senate committees last week.

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Arizona Senate Committee Passes Bill to take on Unilateral EPA Rules over Intrastate Waters

PHOENIX (Mar. 20, 2015) This week, an Arizona Senate committee passed a bill that would help block unilateral EPA rules over “nonnavigable intrastate waters or waterways.” The bill previously passed the full House, and on Wednesday, the Senate committee vote was 4-3.

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Florida Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Surveillance, Support S0766 and H0649

In 2013, SB92 was passed into law, taking good first steps to stop warrantless drone spying. (read about it here)

For 2015, two complementary bills in the Senate (S0766) and House (H0649) would further restrict drone surveillance. S0766 must pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee successfully, and H0649 must pass through the House Civil Justice Subcommittee successfully before the bills can receive full votes in their respective chambers. Take the following steps to support these important bills.

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Florida Action Alert: Help Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill, Support H269

Florida H269 would nullify in practice some FDA restrictions on terminally ill patients. It passed through the House Health Innovation Subcommittee by a unanimous 12-0 vote. The bill must now pass successfully through the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee. Take the following steps to support the bill.

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Texas Action Alert: Help Stop Unconstitutional Federal Acts, Support HB1751

Texas (HB1751) would create a mechanism for the state to deny material support and compliance to support unconstitutional federal acts. It must pass through the State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee before it can receive a full vote in the state house. Take the following steps to support this important bill.

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North Dakota Action Alert: Help Stop Unconstitutional Federal Acts, Support HCR3022

North Dakota HCR3022 would create a mechanism in the state constitution to reject unconstitutional federal actions. (get more details here) It passed through the state house on March 13 by a 61-30 vote. This bill must pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee successfully before the full state senate can concur with the state house’s decision.

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