Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Yesterday, a new Arizona law that in most situations bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Arizona, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug 9, 2017) – Today, an Arizona law went into effect that eliminates state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, encouraging its use as currency. The new law can help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) sponsored House Bill 2014 (HB2014). The legislation eliminates state capital gains…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 2, 2017) – Yesterday, a final Arizona House committee passed a bill to legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp for commercial purposes, rejecting the unconstitutional federal prohibition of the same. Sen. Sonny Borrelli (R-Lake Havasu City) introduced Senate Bill1337 (SB1337) on Jan. 31. Under the proposed law, industrial hemp would be…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 24, 2017) – Today, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Arizona, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Bob…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 18, 2017) – Yesterday, the Arizona House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Arizona, but would also hinder one aspect of the…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 13, 2017) – Yesterday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law reforming the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws. The bill also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations. Rep. Eddie Farnsworth (R-Gilbert) introduced House Bill…