Minnesota Action Alert: Support HF2553 to Nullify Warrantless Gathering of Location Data

HF2553, a bill to protect the privacy of Minnesota residents from unwarranted gathering of location data use by government officials, was introduced on Mar. 3. It was promptly referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted upon by the full house.

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Hawaii State Senate Passes Anti-Drone Bill

A bill to protect the privacy rights of Hawaii residents from unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) has been passed unanimously through the State Senate.

Senate Bill 2608 (SB2608) was passed by a 25-0 vote on Mar. 6. The bill makes it ‘unlawful for any law enforcement agency to use an unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance, including but not limited to capturing images, photographs, or recordings’ with a few noteworthy exceptions.

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Georgia Action Alert: Support HB707 to start the process of nullifying Obamacare

HB707 was introduced this year to prohibit enforcement of significant portions of Obamacare in Georgia.  (learn more about it here) It was passed through the house on Mar. 3 by a 115-59 vote. HB707 has since been referred to the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before the full senate can concur with the house’s decision.

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Oklahoma Action Alert: Support HJR1084 to Allow Citizens to Vote Down Obamacare

On Feb. 3, HJR1084 was introduced as an amendment to Oklahoma’s state constitution in response to federal overreach of Obamacare. If passed by the House and Senate, Oklahoma residents would have an opportunity to vote to approve the measure as part of the state constitution.  It would ban the state from taking any action to help effectuate any part of the affordable care act, as plan that Judge Andrew Napolitano said would “gut Obamacare.”

No agency of the state, or officer or employee of the state, acting on behalf of the state, may engage in an activity that aids any agency in the enforcement of those provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and any subsequent federal act that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that exceed the authority of the United States Constitution.
The constitutional amendment would also provide for a state tax deduction for any Oklahoman penalized or taxed under Obamacare.
The amendment would essentially constitutionalize the Tenth Amendment Center’s model legislation to nullify Obamacare.
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