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Arizona Bill Takes On the Surveillance State and Police Militarization

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 30, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Arizona Senate would require law enforcement agencies to get local government approval before acquiring or using military equipment or surveillance technology. Passage of the legislation would set the stage to limit the surveillance state, along with the impact of federal programs that militarize local police.

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Vermont Bill Mandating Transparency on Military Transfers Passes the House

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Apr. 30, 2015) – A bill taking a small first step against federal programs militarizing local police by requiring transparency was passed by the Vermont state House last week.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Montana Legislature Passes Bill to Limit Federal Militarization of Police

HELENA, Mont. (Apr. 9, 2015) – A bill that would drastically diminish the effect of federal surplus equipment programs that militarize local police was given final approval by the Montana House on Wednesday.

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First in the Country: New Jersey Law a First Step to Stop Federal Militarization of Local Police

TRENTON, N.J. (March 18, 2015) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law yesterday that represents an important first step towards blocking federal programs that militarize local police in the state.

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