Tenth Amendment Center

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Mar. 22, 2017) – Today, a Washington Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s “controlled substances” list. Passage into law would set the stage for people in the Evergreen State to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice. Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley) and a…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 22, 2017) – On Monday, 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 cleared its final committee. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Arizona, but would also hinder one aspect of the…

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 22, 2017) – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) has signed a bill into law implementing the federal REAL ID Act in the state, overturning a decade-old law prohibiting participation in the national ID program. House Bill 1845 (HB1845) was sponsored by six Republicans and one Democrat. It passed the state House…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 21, 2017) – Yesterday, the Maryland House unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Introduced by Del. Karen Young (D-Frederick) and 18 bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 584 (HB584) would…

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 21, 2017) – Last week, the Arkansas House passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify federally run healthcare in practice in the state. Rep. Justin Gonzales (R-Okolona) introduced House Bill 2240 (HB2240) on March 6. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 20, 2017) – Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill to withdraw state participation from the enforcement of most federal immigration laws. Passage into law is far from certain, as the Governor has promised to veto the bill and the 83-55 vote in the House is two short of a veto-override.…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 20, 2017) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify federally run healthcare in practice in the state. A coalition of three Republican senators introduced Senate Bill 97 (SB97) on Jan 3. The law specifies that direct…