California Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Curb ‘Policing for Profit’ via Asset Forfeiture

SACRAMENTO, Ca. (Aug. 27, 2015) – Today, a power California Assembly Committee passed a bill that not only bolsters restrictions on state officials from seizing property without due process, but throws a wrench into federal efforts to do the same. Previously passed by the Senate, it moves one step closer to the Governor’s desk.

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California Action Alert: Help Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture, Support SB443

The California Assembly has an opportunity to send an historic and powerful asset forfeiture reform bill to Governor Jerry Brown for a signature. Senate Bill 443 (SB443) passed the Senate 38-1 in June, and already passed unanimously out of the Public Safety Committee in the Assembly earlier this month.

BUT, inside sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us that the establishment is pressing hard behind the scenes to kill the bill in the Appropriations Committee in the Assembly, which reconvenes in mid-August. It’s essential for people who want to stop this unconstitutional practice to take action today.

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California Bill Taking on Federal Militarization of Police Clears Senate Committees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 20, 2015) – A California bill that would create a mechanism to stop transfers of military equipment to state or local law enforcement agencies cleared its final committee hurdle last and will now move on to the Senate floor when it returns from a summer recess in August.

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Two California Bills Taking on Spying by “Stingrays” Pass out of Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2015) – Two California bills that would work together to help end the warrantless use of “stingrays” passed unanimously out of important Assembly committees this week. Passage into law would not only help protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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Bill to Curb ‘Policing for Profit’ via Asset Forfeiture Approved by California Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO, Ca. (July 15, 2015) – Yesterday, a California Assembly Committee unanimously passed a bill that not only bolsters restrictions on state officials from seizing property without due process, but throws a wrench into federal efforts to do the same. Previously passed by the Senate, it moves one step closer to the Governor’s desk.

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Two California Bills Taking on Spying by “Stingrays” Pass out of Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2015) – Two California bills that would work together to end the warrantless use of “stingrays” passed unanimously out of an important Assembly committee on Tuesday. Passage into law would not only help protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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California Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Right to Try Act, Takes on some FDA Restrictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2015) – On Wednesday, a California Senate Committee unanimously passed a bill that would effectively nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 8-0.

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California Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support AB36

California AB36 sets the foundation for local communities to stop federal militarization programs – the first step towards blocking federal programs that militarize local police. It passed the Assembly by a vote of 56-12 on 05-19. It must now pass the Senate Governance and Finance Committee before it can receive a Senate vote.

Take the following steps to support this important bill.

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