On Jan. 8, HB1533 was introduced to protect the electronic data of New Hampshire residents from unwarranted surveillence in the state. It passed through the house and is scheduled to be voted upon in the senate on Apr. 24. A companion bill (HB1619) is also due for a vote in the senate on the same…Details
HF3173, a bill that would ban government officials from obtaining the personal identifying information of individuals without a warrant in Minnesota, was introduced on Mar. 19 by Rep. John Lesch (DFL-66B). It was promptly referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can…Details
Hearing date is April 15th – take action to fill out a witness form in support today!Details
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.Details
SJR27, a proposal for a state constitutional amendment that would expressly include electronic data and communications in the same protected class as “persons, houses, papers, and effects,” is moving forward in the Missouri legislature. It passed the senate by a 31-2 vote. It is now in the House Downsizing State Government Committee where it will…Details
On Mar. 21, SF2852 was introduced to protect the 2nd Amendment from federal usurpation in Minnesota. (learn more about it here) It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted on by the whole senate.Details
South Carolina S.0839, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state has been favorably referred out of committee to the full House. It previously passed unanimously in the state Senate.Details
On Jan. 6, SB828 was introduced by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-28) and Sen. Joel Anderson (R-36) to protect Californians from unwarranted NSA surveillance. (learn about it here) It was referred to the Committee on Public Safety where a public hearing has been set for Apr. 29.Details
On Mar. 21, SF2854 was introduced to start the process of protecting Minnesota residents from the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. (learn more about it here) It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass by a majority vote before the full Senate can consider it.Details
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.Details