Missouri Anti-Agenda 21 Bill Moves Closer to the Governor’s Desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures passed a Missouri senate committee on Tuesday, moving the bill one step closer to the governor’s desk.

House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157).  It passed the state house last month by a vote of 99-47, and will now go to the senate floor for concurrence. 

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Missouri Legislature Passes Bill to Withdraw from Common Core

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – Both chambers of the Missouri legislature have passed a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. One final committee approval is required before sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

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Illinois Action Alert: Support SB2808 to ban warrantless cellphone tracking

SB2808, a bill that prevents Illinois state government officials from obtaining location information of individuals without a warrant, was introduced on Jan. 30 by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-9). It passed through the senate unanimously, and currently resides in the House Judiciary Committee. It will need to pass through the Judiciary Committee by majority before a vote can be taken by the whole house.

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Minnesota Action Alert: Help Privacy Bill Move Forward

Minnesota bill HF3173 requires government entities to obtain search warrants before obtaining personal identifying information, particularly electronic data, on an individual.

Status: This bill was introduced in the House on March 19, 2014 and was referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on the same date.

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South Carolina Alert: Call Your Representative About Industrial Hemp

S 0839 is a bill which would authorize the farming and production of hemp in South Carolina, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.

STATUS The bill has been passed unanimously by the Senate. Now, it is up for debate in the House this week.

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Missouri House refuses Senate version of the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

Today, the Missouri House refused to concur with Senate amendments to HB1439, the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. The bill passed the House by a vote of 110-41. It was passed by the Senate last week, amended, with a vote of 23-8. The Senate amendments were mostly technical. But they also added an “ineligibility clause” to…

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Minnesota House votes to ban warrantless cellphone tracking, 120-0

ST. PAUL, Min., – May 5, 2014. A bipartisan bill which would ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant passed the Minnesota state house on Friday. The vote was 120-0. It previously passed the senate by a vote of 56-1. But since the house made technical amendments to the bill it will go back to the senate for concurrence before being sent to the governor’s desk.

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Tennessee bill to ban cellphone tracking is part victory, part loss

A Tennessee state senate bill to ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant has passed through both chambers of the legislature, although an amendment was added late in the process that could prove hazardous to privacy rights and necessitates vigilance on the part of people in the Volunteer State..

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