North Dakota Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture and Closing Federal Loophole Passes Committee

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A North Dakota bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most situations passed an important House committee yesterday. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds.

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Montana House Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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To the Governor: Montana Passes Bill to Authorize Firearms on Post Office Property

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Today, the Montana Senate gave final approval to a bill that would authorize a person to carry a handgun on U.S. Postal Service property in the state and set the foundation for the people there to reject an unconstitutional federal gun control measure in practice. The legislation now goes to the Governor’s desk.

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