Nevada Assembly Bill Would Help Stop Federal Militarization of Local Police

A bill introduced in the Nevada state Assembly last week would prohibit state and local officials from owning or using certain military equipment, whether provided through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program or other grants, and would also indirectly thwart federal efforts to enforce unconstitutional laws.

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Massachusetts Bill Would Help Block Federal Militarization of Local Police

BOSTON (Mar. 23, 2015) – A bill introduced last week in the Massachusetts state House would prohibit state and local police from procuring military equipment from the federal government without a public hearing and local government approval, taking the process out of the hands of law enforcement agencies and placing it under control of the people.

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Tennessee Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support SB39 and HB1191

Tennessee SB39 and HB1191 would ban the owning or use of specified military equipment in the state, effectively blocking the Pentagon 1033 program that has been militarizing local police. SB39 is in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and HB1191 is in the House State Government Subcommittee where they’ll need to pass before the bills can receive full votes in their respective chambers.

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Bill to Limit Federal Militarization of Local Police Passes Montana House 59-41

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 26, 2015) – A bill that would place limits on the type of military equipment state and local law enforcement can obtain through federal surplus programs, requiring public notification when they request any type of allowable military surplus gear, passed the Montana House by a vote of 59-41 today.

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Montana Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support HB330

HB330 would take an important step towards blocking federal programs that militarize local police. It passed two committees and then 2nd reading in the state house by a 60-40 vote. It is expected to have a third and final reading and vote on Thur. Feb 26.

Follow the steps below to support this bill. Your calls – even if leaving voice mail messages overnight – will help it move forward to the Senate!

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Montana Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Local Police, Support HB330

Montana HB330 would take an important step towards blocking federal programs that militarize local police. This bill must pass through the House Appropriations Committee successfully before it can receive a full house vote. Take the following action steps to support this important bill.

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CORRECTION: N.H. House Turns Bill to Reject Federal Militarization of Local Police Into Study Committee

CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 18, 2015) – A bill that would prohibit state and local officials from owning or using certain military equipment, whether provided through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program or other federal grants, was amended into a bill creating study committee on the issue.

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