Tenth Amendment Center

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 14, 2014 – Yesterday, the Missouri house overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban the obtaining of cellphone location tracking information without a warrant. House Bill 1388 (HB1388) prohibits use of such information in civil or criminal proceedings, and even bans its use as “an affidavit of probable cause in an effort to…

Yesterday, the Idaho state house passed a bill which would effectively nullify future federal gun laws by prohibiting state enforcement of any future federal act relating to personal firearms, a firearm accessories or ammunition. The vote was 68-0. It previously passed the state senate by a vote of 34-0, and will now go to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

Introduced by Rep. Neal Kurk (R-Hillsborough), House Bill 1619 (HB1619) prohibits the acquisition, collection, or retention of personal information including “personal identifiers, content, and usage, given or available to third-party providers of information and services, including telephone; electric, water and other utility services; internet service providers; social media providers; banks and financial institutions; insurance companies; and credit card companies.”

The Arizona Senate has approved a resolution rebuking the EPA and calling upon the legislature to nullify its unconstitutional activities within the state. Senate Resolution 1003 (SR1003) states emphatically that “the Members of the Senate support the nullification in the State of Arizona of all rules imposed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.” Although…

Two bills HB556 and HB557 that would nullify the Common Core curriculum in Louisiana need your help. STATUS – Both bills have been referred to the Committee on Education and are pending action, they must pass by majority vote before the full House can consider them. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It doesn’t matter where in…

I sometimes wonder what happens behind the scenes. Who, or what entity, makes the phone calls which result in good actions getting stopped. Industrial hemp, for example. After Colorado, Oregon and Vermont all passed bills to legalize full-scale farming and production of the plant (Colorado is the only one actively farming so far – Oregon…

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I’ve come to the personal belief that many people who refer to small steps towards liberty as a bad thing because they “don’t go far enough” are people who rarely – if ever – do anything but post comments complaining online. Anyone who actually…

Two bills that would nullify the controversial Common Core educational standards have been introduced in the Louisiana State House of Representatives. HB556 and HB557 would stop all state involvement with Common Core. The bills were introduced on Feb. 27 by Reps. Cameron Henry (R-82) and Jerome Richard (I-55). They were promptly moved to the Education…

Practically speaking, the bill would block roadblocks set up as part of a multimillion dollar federal study run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation based in Maryland operates the checkpoints, run by uniformed officers. Officers offer motorists cash for DNA samples, generally $10 for a cheek-swab and $50 for blood. Officers reportedly up the ante for motorists who refuse, offering $100.

H.4795 would bar South Carolina or its political subdivision from providing material support for, assisting with, or in any way participating in the collection of a person’s electronic data or metadata by a federal agency or pursuant to any federal law, rule, regulation, or order.