A Tennessee state senate bill to ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant has passed through both chambers of the legislature, although an amendment was added late in the process that could prove hazardous to privacy rights and necessitates vigilance on the part of people in the Volunteer State..Details
NDAA indefinite detention powers rermain in full effect after the Supreme Court refused to even listen to the Hedges v. Obama case challenging their constitutionality.Details
On Jan. 6, SB828 was introduced by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-28) and Sen. Joel Anderson (R-36) to push back against mass surveillance by the NSA and other federal agencies. It passed through the Committee on Public Safety by a unanimous 6-0 vote.Details
Two bills (HB1314 / SB546) have been introduced this year to block Obamacare enforcement in the state of Missouri. Both bills passed affirmatively through committee hearings and will receive full votes in the state house and state senate, respectively.Details
A Missouri state constitutional amendment proposal is moving through the process, now just steps away from a vote of the people this fall.
Introduced by Sen. Rob Schaaf, Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) was passed through the House Downsizing State Government Committee late last week. It had previously passed in the senate by a 31-1 margin. The bill will now go to the House Rules Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before a full vote can be taken in the house.Details
A bill that would make it extremely difficult for the federal government to enforce the Obamacare insurance mandate in Missouri recently passed through a state house committee.Details
HB2158, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Pennsylvania, was introduced on Apr. 7 by Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-99). It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted upon by the whole house.Details
Pro-surveillance state supporters were out in full force as a bill to limit the use of drones in Louisiana passed by an extremely close vote.
Amid claims that requiring warrants would be dangerous to the public, Louisiana senators stood strong, approving a bill which would severely limit state and local law enforcement from being able to do what they claim the power to do today – use drones without a warrant in virtually any and every situation.Details
OKLAHOMA CITY – Late last week, a bill to legalize gold and silver as legal tender was passed through the Oklahoma state house. The vote was 74-12.Details
A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and similar measures passed through a Missouri state house committee last week.
House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157). It passed through the House Rules Committee on Apr. 14. It will now be scheduled for a full vote in the state house.Details