Texas Committee Passes Bill to Ban Bulk Sharing of Concealed Carry Lists with Feds

AUSTIN (May 6, 2015) – Yesterday, a Texas state House committee passed bill that would ban the state from providing bulk lists of concealed carry permit holders to the federal government, something that agencies have requested elsewhere, and could potentially be used to harass or persecute lawful gun owners. The vote was 7-2.

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Missouri Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming, Effectively Nullify Federal Ban, Moves Forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (May 5, 2015) – Yesterday, an important Missouri Senate committee approved a bill to authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. Previously approved by the House, it now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

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Texas House Bill Creating Mechanism to Review and Reject Unconstutional Federal Acts Receives Committee Hearing

AUSTIN, Texas (May 4, 2015) – A bill in the Texas state House to create a mechanism for the state to review and reject any federal order, law, police, rule, mandate or agency regulation that is found to violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution received its first committee hearing last week.

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Signed into Law: Tennessee Takes First Step to Block Federal Gun Control

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2015) – On Thursday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill to prohibit the state from implementing or enforcing federal gun “laws,” rules, regulations and orders that are contrary to the Tennessee state constitution. It passed 74-20 in the House, and 29-1 in the Senate.

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California ‘Right to Try’ Bill to Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions Passes Second Assembly Committee, 14-0

SACRAMENTO, Ca. (Mar. 4, 2015) – A California bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments passed unanimously through a second state Assembly committee last week. The vote was 14-0.

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