Massachusetts Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support H.2144

Massachusetts H.2144 would help stop the federal militarization of local police. The bill must pass successfully through the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security before it can receive a full vote in the state house. Take the following action steps to support this important bill.

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11 and Counting: Virginia Governor Signs “Right to Try” into Law, will Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on the Terminally-ill

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 27, 2015) – Yesterday, a Virginia bill was signed into law that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. Introduced by Rep. Margaret B. Ransone (R-99) with 23 bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 1750 (HB1750), the Virginia Right to…

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Montana Legislature Passes Bill to Shine Light on Federal/State Partnerships, Goes to Governor to Be Signed Into Law

Yesterday, the Montana state Senate gave final approval to bill that would shine light on the resources the state devotes to implementing federal regulations and the corresponding mandates placed upon it. Having already passed the state House, the bill will now go to the governor’s desk. Introduced by Rep. Bill Harris (R-29), House Bill 315 (HB315)…

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South Carolina Bill Would Put Hemp Program Into Full Effect, Nullify Federal Ban in Practice

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Mar. 25, 2015) – In 2014, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed S.839 into law, authorizing the growing and production of industrial hemp within the state. Last week, a bill was filed in the state Senate to put this new law into practical effect and nullify the federal ban on the same, in practice.

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Connecticut Bill to Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill Passes Committee, 25-0

HARTFORD, Conn. (Mar. 25, 2015) A Connecticut bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments was recently passed unanimously through a state House committee. The vote was unanimous, 25-0, with three abstentions.

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Nevada Assembly Bill Would Help Stop Federal Militarization of Local Police

A bill introduced in the Nevada state Assembly last week would prohibit state and local officials from owning or using certain military equipment, whether provided through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program or other grants, and would also indirectly thwart federal efforts to enforce unconstitutional laws.

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South Carolina Action Alert: Help Legalize Industrial Hemp, Nullify the Federal Ban, Support S559

South Carolina S559 expands on the 2014 state law legalizing industrial hemp by creating the needed mechanisms to put the law into effect and begin planting. The bill must pass through the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee successfully before it can receive a full state senate vote. Take the following action steps to support this important bill.

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