South Carolina Action Alert: Support S0839 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

S0839, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state, was introduced on Jan. 14 by Senators Lee Bright (R-12) and Kevin Bryant (R-3). It passed through the state senate with a unanimous 42-0 vote. It will now have to pass through the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee before the whole house can concur with the senate’s decision.

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South Carolina Action Alert: Support H4795 to Protect the 4th Amendment

On Feb. 26, H4795 was introduced to protect the electronic data of South Carolina residents from unwarranted federal surveillance. (learn 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 upon by the whole House.

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Missouri Action Alert: Support HB2054 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

HB2054, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production in Missouri, was introduced on Feb. 27 by Rep. Mike Colona (D-80). It was promptly sent to the Economic Development Committee where it will have to be passed through a majority before it is considered for a vote by the whole house.

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Kentucky Action Alert: Support HB429 to Nullify Federal Gun Control

On Feb. 21, HB429 was introduced to protect the 2nd Amendment from federal usurpation in Kentucky. (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 house.

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New Jersey Action Alert: Support A2719 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

A2719, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state, was introduced on Feb. 24 by Rep. Reed Gusciora (D-15). It was referred to the Commerce and Economic Development Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before a vote is taken by the full assembly.

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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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Connecticut Action Alert: Support HB5217 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

HB5217, a bill in the Connecticut house that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced this year. It has been moved to the Joint Committee on Judiciary where it will need to pass through a majority before a vote can be taken in the whole house.

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