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Indiana Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Gun Control, Support HB1293

Indiana HB1293 would prohibit state cooperation with the enforcement all future federal gun control measures, effectively nullifying them in practice within the state. It must pass in the House Committee on Public Policy to receive a vote in the full House. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill. 1. Call the House Committee on…

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Virginia Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming, Sets Stage to Nullify Federal Prohibition

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 21, 2016) – Yesterday, a state House committee passed a bill to authorize the farming, and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes, setting the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 22-0.

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Oklahoma Bill Would Restrict ALPRs; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 20, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma Senate 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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Illinois Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Use of Stingrays; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 20, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Illinois legislature would ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Illinois, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Missouri Bill Would Ban Warrantless Use of Stingrays; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Jan. 20, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Missouri legislature would ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the the Show-Me State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Arizona Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture; Closes Federal Loophole

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 20, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Arizona House would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Indiana Bill Would Allow Industrial Hemp Production Without Federal Permission

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 19, 2016) – An Indiana bill would allow the state hemp seed commissioner to issue licenses for industrial hemp production without first obtaining federal waivers. Passage of this legislation would set the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition of hemp within the state.

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