To the Governor in Virginia: Bill to Block License Plate Tracking

RICHMOND, Va. (Apr. 17, 2015) – Yesterday, the Virginia Assembly gave final approval to a bill that would put strict limitations on the use of data collected by Automated License Place Readers (ALPRs) and help block a nationwide license plate tracking program operated by the federal government.

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Signed by the Governor: Virginia Law Puts Permanent Restrictions on Drone Surveillance

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 30, 2015) – Two Virginia bills to permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement were signed into law by Gov. McAuliffe last week. These bills not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, they also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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11 and Counting: Virginia Governor Signs “Right to Try” into Law, will Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on the Terminally-ill

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 27, 2015) – Yesterday, a Virginia bill was signed into law that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. Introduced by Rep. Margaret B. Ransone (R-99) with 23 bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 1750 (HB1750), the Virginia Right to…

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To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia Legislation to Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RICHMOND, Feb. 27, 2015 – Today, the Virginia General Assembly gave final approval to legislation that would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. Should the Governor sign into law, it would put significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program relying on states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia Bill Bans Warrantless Drone Surveillance

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 26, 2015) A Virginia bill to permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement is on its way to the Governor’s desk for a signature. If signed into law, it would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia “Right to Try” Would Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on the Terminally-Ill

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 26, 2015) – Yesterday, the Virginia state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. The vote was 39-0 and the bill now moves to Gov. McAuliffe’s desk for a signature.

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With a 99-0 Vote, Virginia House Passes Right to Try, Protecting Terminally-Ill, Effectively Nullifying Some FDA Restrictions

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb 25, 2015) – By a 99-0 vote yesterday, the Virginia state House passed a bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. If the Senate concurs, the bill will move to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

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Bills to Stop Mass Drone Surveillance Pass Both Houses in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 24, 2015) The Virginia House joined the Senate today and unanimously passed a bill that would permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If ultimately signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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