Minnesota Action Alert: Support HF2553 to Nullify Warrantless Gathering of Location Data

HF2553, a bill to protect the privacy of Minnesota residents from unwarranted gathering of location data use by government officials, was introduced on Mar. 3. It was promptly referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted upon by the full house.

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Louisiana Bills Would Nullify Common Core

Two bills that would nullify the controversial Common Core educational standards have been introduced in the Louisiana State House of Representatives.

HB556 and HB557 would stop all state involvement with Common Core. The bills were introduced on Feb. 27 by Reps. Cameron Henry (R-82) and Jerome Richard (I-55). They were promptly moved to the Education Committee where they will need to pass through a majority before they can be voted upon by the whole house.

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Missouri Legislators Introduce Bill to Nullify Federal Hemp Ban

A bill introduced in the Missouri State House of Representatives would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.

HB2054 was introduced on Feb. 27 by Rep. Mike Colona (D-80). It would allow for a state-regulated market to develop in the state of Missouri that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp.

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Hawaii State Senate Passes Anti-Drone Bill

A bill to protect the privacy rights of Hawaii residents from unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) has been passed unanimously through the State Senate.

Senate Bill 2608 (SB2608) was passed by a 25-0 vote on Mar. 6. The bill makes it ‘unlawful for any law enforcement agency to use an unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance, including but not limited to capturing images, photographs, or recordings’ with a few noteworthy exceptions.

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