Illinois Bill To Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program Passes Committee, 11-0

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2015) –  A bipartisan bill in the Illinois House that would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and would 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, unanimously passed out of committee Wednesday.

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Tennessee Bill to Take on Federal Gun Control Passes House Subcommittee, 4-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 25, 2015) – While many gun rights activists focus their resources on federal court cases to stop states from enacting gun control measures, a bill passed by an important Tennessee state House subcommittee today flips things around by using the state to address federal gun control.

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South Carolina Bill Would Put Hemp Program Into Full Effect, Nullify Federal Ban in Practice

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Mar. 25, 2015) – In 2014, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed S.839 into law, authorizing the growing and production of industrial hemp within the state. Last week, a bill was filed in the state Senate to put this new law into practical effect and nullify the federal ban on the same, in practice.

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Nine and Counting: Indiana and Utah Right to Try Acts Signed into Law, Effectively Nullifies Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill

March 25, 2015 – Yesterday, Governors in Utah and Indiana signed bills known as the “Right to Try Act.” The new laws effectively nullify in practice some FDA restrictions which prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments. on terminally-ill patients. They join seven other states that have already done the same. Indiana House Bill 1065 (HB1065), introduced…

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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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