To The Governor’s Desk: Florida Bill to Block Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill Patients

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Apr. 28, 2015) – A bill that would nullify in practice certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments was given final approval by the state Senate today. Having previously passed the state House, the bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk.

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Illinois House Passes Bill To Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Apr. 24, 2015) –  A bipartisan bill in Illinois that would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates, passed the state House on Friday.

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Oregon Bill to Take on Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Passes State Senate Unanimously

SALEM, Ore. (April 24, 2015) – A bipartisan Oregon bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases unanimously passed the Senate yesterday. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of NSA spying.

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