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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New Hampshire House Bill Would Block Pentagon Military Equipment Transfers to Police

A bill introduced in the New Hampshire state house 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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New Jersey Action Alert: Help Stop Police Militarization, Support S2364 and S2365

Two New Jersey bills (S2364 and S2365) would restrict the use military equipment by law enforcement in the state. Both have passed unanimously through the state senate (37-0) and through committee in the assembly (7-0) and need your help to get to the governor’s desk. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in…

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