Connecticut Bill to Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill Passes Committee, 25-0

HARTFORD, Conn. (Mar. 25, 2015) A Connecticut bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments was recently passed unanimously through a state House committee. The vote was unanimous, 25-0, with three abstentions.

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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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Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullify Federal Ban, Passes Washington House Committee Unanimously

OLYMPIA, Wa. (Mar. 24, 2015) – By a unanimous 9-0 vote yesterday, a Washington state House committee approved a bill that would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.

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Arizona Senate Committee Passes Bill to Help Block Executive Orders

PHOENIX (Mar. 23, 2015) – Today, an important Arizona state Senate committee passed a bill that would help seal the coffin in the Grand Canyon State on unilateral presidential executive orders intended to circumvent Congress’ role as the legislative body under the Constitution. It previously passed the state House by a 36-24 vote. Rep. Bob…

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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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