New York Bill Would Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

ALBANY, NY (Feb. 19, 2015) – A bill introduced in the New York General Assembly would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state, and in doing so, would have a major impact on federal efforts to tap in to state and local systems to track millions of people for the crime of driving.

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Bill to Stop Obamacare Enforcement Moves Forward in Arizona

PHOENIX (Feb. 19, 2015) – Yesterday, an Arizona House Committee approved a bill that would create significant roadblocks for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, leaving the federal program without an enforcement mechanism in the state should it pass. Introduced State Reps. Justin Olson and Rep. Vince Leach, House Bill 2643 (HB2643) would prohibit the state…

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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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Arizona Bills to Block Federal Agency Rules and Executive Orders Pass Senate Committee

PHOENIX – Feb. 18, 2015 – Last fall, Arizona voters passed Proposition 122, an amendment to the state constitution that provides a mechanism for refusing state resources to federal programs. And today, an Arizona Senate Committee voted to approve two bills putting that into practice on executive-level rules and regulations from Washington D.C. Introduced by…

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Tennessee Bills Would Block Enforcement of Virtually All Federal Gun Control Measures

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FEB. 17, 2015) – Two bills filed last week in Tennessee would effectively block a proposed new ATF ban on the popular M855 AR-15 round and other federal gun control measures within the state. The bills make the state the tenth to consider such legislation so far this year.

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