Missouri House committee capitulates to feds on REAL ID. Can Still be Stopped.

via Ron Calzone, Missouri First

The Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee voted to “do pass” HB 2235 and bring Missouri into compliance with the REAL ID Act. The next step is in the Select Committee on General Laws, which will probably vote on it Tuesday and pass it on to the full House, unless we convince them otherwise.

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Oklahoma House Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 11, 2016) – Last week, an Oklahoma House committee passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement 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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New York Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Expand Access to Medical Marijuana, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 8, 2016) – On Tuesday, an Assembly committee passed a bill that would expand access to medical marijuana in the state. The bill would further open up the medicinal cannabis market in the state, and solidify the foundation to nullify federal prohibition.

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Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 6, 2016) – An important Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement 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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End the Status Quo on Asset Forfeiture

The following is a letter from California resident and activist Brian Gonzalez to his Assembly representative on SB443. This bill takes on Asset Forfeiture in the state, and would close a huge federal loophole that allows local police in California circumvent state-level asset forfeiture restrictions by “passing off” cases to federal agents and still getting up to 80% of the proceeds. (learn more here)

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Even Washington D.C. is working to Nullify Washington D.C. on Marijuana Prohibition

WASHINGTON (April 5, 2016) – Even Washington D.C. is getting in on nullifying Washington D.C.’s marijuana prohibition. A bill that would expand access to medicinal cannabis in the U.S. capital passed out of an important Washington D.C. City Council committee last month. The bill would further open up the marijuana market in Washington D.C. and solidify the foundation to nullify federal prohibition.

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