Virginia Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection; Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 25, 2016) – A Virginia bill would end warrantless collection of cell phone data and ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant or wiretap order in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Virginia, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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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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Virginia Action Alert: Help Stop Pres. Obama’s Gun Control Plans, Support HB83

Virginia HB83 would prohibit state cooperation with the enforcement of any future federal laws, regulations, or executive orders relating to firearms, ammunition or firearms components, effectively nullifying any such acts in practice within the state. The bill must pass in the House Appropriations Committee before moving forward.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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