HB5217, a bill in the Connecticut house that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced this year. It has been moved to the Joint Committee on Judiciary where it will need to pass through a majority before a vote can be taken in the whole house.Details
A bill to fight back against the Common Core curriculum has been introduced in the Alabama State Senate, adding to the large number of states pushing back against this attempted federal educational takeover.Details
An Oregon bill to protect citizens’ privacy rights from unlawful NSA intrusion got the ball rolling and the legislator who sponsored it vowed to use it as a stepping stone to get a ballot initiative ready for 2016.Details
The Alabama legislature will consider the legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes during the 2014 session. If passed, these two bills would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the plant.Details
A bill in the Alabama State Senate that would ban an important provision of the Affordable Care Act passed through committee and will receive a vote in the full Senate.Details
A bill introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.
A2719 was introduced on Feb. 24 by Rep. Reed Gusciora (D-15). The bill allows for a state-regulated market to develop in New Jersey that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp within the state.Details
The Connecticut state house is considering a bill which would severely restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) within the state.
House Bill 5217 (HB5217) criminalizes the weaponization of drones and prevents government from using them unless a proper warrant is issued, except for certain emergency situations that are specified in the bill.Details
A bill mandating federal agents have the county sheriff accompany them while serving warrants has been introduced in the state of Missouri.Details
HB707 was introduced this year to prohibit enforcement of significant portions of Obamacare in Georgia. (learn more about it here) It was passed through the house on Mar. 3 by a 115-59 vote. HB707 has since been referred to the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before the full senate can concur with the house’s decision.Details