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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To The Governor’s Desk: Minnesota Bill to Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 3, 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 unanimous approval by the state House last week. Having previously passed the state Senate, the bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk.

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Texas Bill to Stop Cellphone Location Tracking Without a Warrant Passes House Committee

AUSTIN, Texas (May 1, 2015) – A Texas bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining location data from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases, representing an important first step in addressing the growing federal surveillance state, passed out of committee Monday.

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