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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California Senate Passes Bill to Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

SACRAMENTO, Ca. (June 5, 2015) – On Tuesday, the California state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would effectively nullify in practice certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 39-0.

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California Senate Passes Bill Requiring Warrant for Stingray Use and Obtaining Phone Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) – A California bill that would end the warrantless use of “stingrays” passed unanimously out of the state Senate 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 Bill Prohibiting Warrantless Use of Stingray Devices Clears Senate Committees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2015) – A California bill that would end the warrantless use of “stingrays” passed out of a second state Senate committee on Friday. The bill would not only help protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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California Senate Passes Bill Taking on Stingray Surveillance, 39-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2015) – A bill that would take the first step in limiting the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications passed out of the state Senate on Friday. The bill would not only protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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