Minnesota Action Alert: Require a Warrant before Obtaining An Individual’s Data

A Minnesota bill which would require a search warrant “before obtaining personal identifying information on an individual” regardless of any order or protest by national authority has been introduced in the state House. You can learn more about the legislation HERE.

HF3173 was introduced March 19 and referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee.

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It will take public pressure to get the bill a hearing and a vote to move it out of committee. Take these actions today no matter where you live in Minnesota.


Michigan Action Alert: Support HB5420 to Nullify NSA

On Mar. 20, Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester) introduced HB5420 to prevent state cooperation with warrantless spying and personal data collection by the NSA and other federal agencies. (learn more about it here) It was referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be considered for a full vote by the house.


Missouri Action Alert: Support HB1204 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Sping

HB1204, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Missouri, was introduced earlier this year. It passed the House by a 109-44 margin. It is now headed to the Senate General Laws Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before it can receive a vote from the full senate.


Tennessee Action Alert: Support the 4th Amendment and HB1907

The Tennessee 4th Amendment Protection Act (HB1907) would ban the use of warrantless data in state courts, and create a mechanism to turn off resources to the NSA facility there.  (learn more here) After passing through a subcommittee on Mar. 27, it will now have to pass by a majority through the House Civil Justice Committee before it can be voted upon by the whole house.


South Carolina Action Alert: Support H4979 to Block Obamacare

H4979 was introduced on Mar. 26 to prevent the federal government from commandeering South Carolina officials to aid in the enforcement of Obamacare within the state. (learn more about it here) It was promptly referred to the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before it can receive a vote by the whole house.