State Bills

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 17, 2017) – A Montana House bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state narrowly passed a House committee yesterday. Final passage would take an important step toward rejecting a federal prohibition scheme in effect. Rep. Nancy Ballance (R-Hamilton) introduced House Bill 325 (HB325) on Jan. 26. The legislation would…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb. 17, 2017) – A Missouri bill would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice. Introduced by Rep. Jim Neely (R-Cameron) along with eight bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 437 (HB437) would expand existing laws on the books pertaining only to cannabis oil…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 17, 2017) – An Arizona bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws has unanimously passed two important House committees. 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…

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 17, 2017) – An Indiana bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify Obamacare in practice in the state unanimously passed the Senate this week. Sen. Eric Koch (R) sponsors Senate Bill 303 (SB303). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements)…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A Kentucky bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify Obamacare in practice in the state passed the Senate yesterday. A coalition of three Republican senators introduced Senate Bill 97 (SB97) on Jan 3. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called…

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A North Dakota bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most situations passed an important House committee yesterday. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing…

HONOLULU, Hawaii, (Feb. 16, 2017) – A Hawaii committee passed a bill to decriminalize industrial hemp. Passage into law would set the stage for the people there to nullify federal prohibition of the plant in practice. A coalition of eight Democrat representatives introduced House Bill 773 (HB773) on Jan. 20. The legislation would remove industrial hemp…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A West Virginia bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify Obamacare in practice in the state passed an important House committee this week. Del. Joel Ellington (R-Princeton) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Flemington) introduced House Bill 2301 (HB2301) on Feb. 9. The legislation specifies…