ALPRs/License Plate Tracking

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the federal government, via the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) tracks the location of millions of vehicle. They’ve engaged in this for nearly eight years, all without a warrant, or even public notice of the policy. State and local law enforcement agencies operate most of these tracking systems, known…

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Federal Review

State bills tracked on this page cover two main areas: 1) Bills that create a mechanism to reject participation in federal acts, similar to what Arizona voters approved in 2014 via Prop. 122 (learn more here) 2) Bills take a similar approach to a specific area of federal policy, narrow in focus. LEGEND: Blue – Introduced.…

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Nullify Agenda 21

This page tracks the states of state bills that would prohibit the implementation or participation in Agenda 21 and other similar programs. Passage into law and adherence to it would nullify these programs in practice within the state. LEGEND: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more Houses. Green – Passed both Houses. Red –…

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Police Militarization

The federal government, under Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 and other programs like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “Homeland Security Grant Program,” equips local police with military weaponry and other hardware to the tune of $1 Billion per year. States can take action to nullify in practice…

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Right to Try

“Right to Try” bills allow extremely sick people to use treatments that are not currently allowed to them under federal regulations. Passage into law and actions to put these bills into effect nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally-ill patients. Right to Try Model…

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Nullify Common Core

Rejection of common core through state legislation delaying or banning implementation of it restores education to local control – and effectively nullifies the program Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more Houses. Green – Passed both Houses. Purple – Law Passed or Executive Action, Withdrawal Not Taken . Red – Law, Full Withdrawal.   Constitutionally, education is an…

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Hemp Freedom Act

The federal government has no constitutional authority to ban the production of this industrial plant, but has persisted in preventing its domestic production.  Industrial hemp falls under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. It technically remains “legal” to grow industrial hemp, but farmers must obtain a permit from the DEA, a nearly impossible feat. The result?…

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Drones: Privacy Protection

At this stage in the ‘drone game,’ the feds are working hard behind the scenes to get states to operate the drones for them. In fact, the primary engine behind the expansion of drone surveillance being carried out by states and local communities is the Federal government itself. Department of Homeland Security issues large grants…

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