Arizona

Arizona House Bill 2477 (HB2477) would require prosecutors to establish a higher evidentiary standard for asset forfeiture. 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. It passed the House by a unanimous 60-0 vote. (learn more here) It now…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 16, 2017) – Today, an Arizona House committee passed a bill to legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp for commercial purposes, rejecting the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Sen. Sonny Borrelli (R-Lake Havasu City) introduced Senate Bill1337 (SB1337) on Jan. 31. Under the proposed law, industrial hemp would be treated…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 16, 2017) – Yesterday, an Arizona House Committee unanimously 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…

“It makes no sense to tax money.” Dr. Ron Paul summed it up perfectly during a recent Arizona Senate committee hearing on a bill that would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency. House Bill 2014 (HB2014) passed the Senate Finance Committee by a 4-3 vote…

PHOENIX, Ariz, (Feb. 27, 2017) – Today, the Arizona Senate unanimously 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…