Arizona Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 20, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Arizona House would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Indiana Bill Would Allow Industrial Hemp Production Without Federal Permission

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 19, 2016) – An Indiana bill would allow the state hemp seed commissioner to issue licenses for industrial hemp production without first obtaining federal waivers. Passage of this legislation would set the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition of hemp within the state.

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Virginia Action Alert: Help Stop Pres. Obama’s Gun Control Plans, Support HB83

Virginia HB83 would prohibit state cooperation with the enforcement of any future federal laws, regulations, or executive orders relating to firearms, ammunition or firearms components, effectively nullifying any such acts in practice within the state. The bill must pass in the House Appropriations Committee before moving forward.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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South Carolina Action Alert: Help Block Federal Gun Control, Support H4628

South Carolina H.4628 would end state cooperation with all federal gun control measures, effectively nullifying them in practice within the state. The bill must pass in the House Judiciary Committee to receive a vote in the full House.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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Nebraska Bill Would Restrict ALPRs; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 17, 2016) – A bill filed in the Nebraska legislature would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and 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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