Virginia House Rejects Bill to Restrict ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RICHMOND, Va. (April 11, 2017) – The Virginia House of Delegates rejected a bill that would have limited the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs), and restrict the retention and sharing of collected data. If passed into law, the bill would have not only protected privacy in Virginia, but would have also hindered some aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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New York Bill Would Allow People to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2017) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow New Yorkers to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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Permission Not Required: 2nd Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 27, 2017) – A second so-called “Constitutional Carry” bill that would make it legal for most North Carolinians to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control, has been filed in the North Carolina House.

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