Missouri Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 9, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the Missouri Senate for the 2017 session would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in the Show Me State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Missouri Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 7, 2016) – During the 2017 session, the Missouri legislature will consider a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by law enforcement agencies using Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) 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.

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Texas Bills Would Create Process to Review and Block Unconstitutional Federal Acts

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) – During the 2017 session, the Texas legislature will consider bills creating a mechanism to review federal laws and end state cooperation with enforcement of those that violate the Texas Bill of Rights. This process would set the stage to effectively block some federal laws in the Lone Star State.

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