Missouri Action Alert: Support SJR27 to Protect Privacy

SJR27, a proposal for a state constitutional amendment that would expressly include electronic data and communications in the same protected class as “persons, houses, papers, and effects,” is moving forward in the Missouri legislature.  It passed the senate by a 31-2 vote.  It is now in the House Downsizing State Government Committee where it will…

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Missouri Action Alert: Support HB1204 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Sping

HB1204, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Missouri, was introduced earlier this year. It passed the House by a 109-44 margin. It is now headed to the Senate General Laws Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before it can receive a vote from the full senate.

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Missouri house bans cellphone tracking without a warrant, 134-13

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 14, 2014 – Yesterday, the Missouri house overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban the obtaining of cellphone location tracking information without a warrant. House Bill 1388 (HB1388) prohibits use of such information in civil or criminal proceedings, and even bans its use as “an affidavit of probable cause in an effort to obtain a search warrant.”

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Missouri Legislators Introduce Bill to Nullify Federal Hemp Ban

A bill introduced in the Missouri State House of Representatives would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.

HB2054 was introduced on Feb. 27 by Rep. Mike Colona (D-80). It would allow for a state-regulated market to develop in the state of Missouri that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp.

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