Today, an Oklahoma state house committee voted 9-3 to pass a bill designed to thwart warrantless surveillance programs from the National Security Agency (NSA), while a New Hampshire house committee voted 12-1 to approve a bill blocking some practical effects of federal spying programsDetails
The proposed legislation would not only protect Oregonians’ data from collection by overzealous state and local law enforcement agencies, it would also bar the use of information unconstitutionally gathered by federal agencies like the NSA and shared with state and local agencies.Details
As the idea of state resistance to NSA spreads and takes root in state legislatures across the country, the establishment that feeds at the trough of the growing police state is getting spooked.Details
On Tuesday, a New Hampshire house committee will be deciding the fate of two bills against warrantless surveillance in the “Live Free or Die” state. Two important bills (HB1533 / HB1619) have been introduced this year by Representative Neal Kurk (R) in the New Hampshire State House.Together, they bills would prohibit the sharing and use…Details
On Feb. 12, the 4th Amendment Protection Act was introduced to ban state support or participation in federal warrantless surveillance programs. . (learn about it here) STATUS: SF2172 was referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass by majority vote before the full Senate can consider it. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW.…Details
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On Wednesday, Iowa state Senator Jake Chapman introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act. If SF2172 becomes law, the state, it agencies or political subdivisions will not “provide material support for participation with or assistance to, in any form, any federal agency which claims the power, or which purports due to any federal law, regulation, or order, to authorize the collection of electronic data or metadata of any person pursuant to any action not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place or thing to be searched or seized.”Details
SB1291 is a bill which takes strong steps towards nullifying “indefinite detention” powers. It has been assigned to the Senate Government and Enviroment Committee for Monday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. in room SHR3. This is the first committee where the bill will be voted on. It’s crucial that this bill passes in order to continue through the legislative process. Take 5-10 minutes of your day, follow these steps and assist in liberty.
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It doesn’t matter where you live in Arizona, take these actions today.Details
RT’s Liz Wahl asks Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and who helped draft Maryland’s legislation, how the bill would impact NSA operations.Details
Sen. Rob Schaaf introduced Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27). After a hearing on Jan. 27 it passed through the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday. It now heads to the full Senate for debate and an eventual vote.Details