Montana House Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Collection of Electronic Data

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 17, 2017) – A Montana bill that would ban warrantless collection of data from an electronic device in most situations unanimously passed the House on Wednesday. Final passage of the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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Montana House Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. Passage into law would also 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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To the Governor: Montana Passes Bill to Authorize Firearms on Post Office Property

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Today, the Montana Senate gave final approval to a bill that would authorize a person to carry a handgun on U.S. Postal Service property in the state and set the foundation for the people there to reject an unconstitutional federal gun control measure in practice. The legislation now goes to the Governor’s desk.

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Montana Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 13, 2017) – A Montana bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) 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, passed an important House committee by a wide margin last week.

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Montana House Passes Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Yesterday, the Montana House passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from service providers in most cases. Passage of the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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Montana Committee Passes Two Bills Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 2, 2017) – Two bills that would together ban warrantless collection of cell phone data in most situations unanimously passed an important Montana House committee yesterday. Final passage of the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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Montana House Passes Bill to Authorize Firearms on Post Office Property in Defiance of Unconstitutional Federal Restrictions

HELENA, Mont. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would authorize a person to carry a handgun on U.S. Postal Service property in the state and set the foundation to nullify in effect an unconstitutional federal firearms regulation.

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