Tonight, the Washington State seate passed a bill putting strict limitations on the use of drones and other “extra-sensory devices” within the state. The vote was 46-1. The bill was previously passed by the house by a vote of 83-15.Details
New Hampshire state Rep. Neal Kurk’s bill to nullify unwarranted drone spying has passed out of committee.Details
With Utah legislative session ending in just days, a state house panel held its first hearing today on a bill which supporters hope will be used to turn off the water to the new NSA data center in that state.Details
An Oregon bill to protect citizens’ privacy rights from unlawful NSA intrusion got the ball rolling and the legislator who sponsored it vowed to use it as a stepping stone to get a ballot initiative ready for 2016.Details
The Alabama legislature will consider the legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes during the 2014 session. If passed, these two bills would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the plant.Details
A bill in the Alabama State Senate that would ban an important provision of the Affordable Care Act passed through committee and will receive a vote in the full Senate.Details
“If you want to do something more than just shake your fist- if you want to push back in a legal way – if you want to make a difference, then you should vote for this amendment.”Details
A bill introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.
A2719 was introduced on Feb. 24 by Rep. Reed Gusciora (D-15). The bill allows for a state-regulated market to develop in New Jersey that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp within the state.Details
The Connecticut state house is considering a bill which would severely restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) within the state.
House Bill 5217 (HB5217) criminalizes the weaponization of drones and prevents government from using them unless a proper warrant is issued, except for certain emergency situations that are specified in the bill.Details
CONCORD, N.H., March 6, 2014 - Yesterday, the New Hampshire house passed a bill to thwart some of the actions of the growing surveillance state. House Bill 1533 (HB1533), which bans the use of any information obtained from a “portable electronic device” such as mobile phone in “a criminal, civil, administrative, or other proceeding,” passed by a voice vote and now moves on to the senate for further consideration.Details