Massachusetts Bill Would Help Block Federal Militarization of Local Police

BOSTON (Mar. 23, 2015) – A bill introduced last week in the Massachusetts state House would prohibit state and local police from procuring military equipment from the federal government without a public hearing and local government approval, taking the process out of the hands of law enforcement agencies and placing it under control of the people.

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Vermont Bill to Restrict Drones and License Plate Tracking Passes Two Senate Committees

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Mar 22, 2015) – A bill that would put strict limitations on tracking and surveillance through the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), and would impact some federal programs, passed unanimously through two Vermont state Senate committees last week.

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Arizona Senate Committee Passes Bill to take on Unilateral EPA Rules over Intrastate Waters

PHOENIX (Mar. 20, 2015) This week, an Arizona Senate committee passed a bill that would help block unilateral EPA rules over “nonnavigable intrastate waters or waterways.” The bill previously passed the full House, and on Wednesday, the Senate committee vote was 4-3.

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Stop Helping Federal Gun Control: Six Reasons to Support Montana HB203

Montana HB203, a bill to restrict state resources and personnel from being used to enforce any new federal gun control measures passed both the state House and the Senate and will be off to Gov. Bullock’s desk soon. Gary Marbut of theMontana Shooting Sports Association sent out an alert and copy of a letter he’s…

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To the Governor: Indiana and Mississippi Pass Bills to Take on FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill

March 19, 2015 – Today, the Mississippi Senate and Indiana House gave final approval to bills that would effectively nullify in practice some FDA restrictions on terminally-ill patients. Both bills will now be sent to the Governor’s desk in each state for a signature.

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