January 14, 2019

Tenth Amendment Center Blog The Tenther Grapevine

  • North Carolina Bill Would Expand Right to Try Act, Reject Some FDA Regulations on Stem Cell Treatments
    by Mike Maharrey on April 24, 2019 at 11:41 am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (April 24, 2019) – A bill filed in the North Carolina House would expand the state’s Right to Try law to allows patients to access stem cell treatments not yet given final approval by the FDA, nullifying some agency regulations in effect. A bipartisan coalition of four sponsors and 10 cosponsors introduced House […]

  • Texas Committee Passes Bill to Decriminalize Firearms “Silencers” and End Support for Federal Enforcement
    by Mike Maharrey on April 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas (April 23, 2019) – Last week, a Texas House committee unanimously passed a bill that would decriminalize firearm sound suppressors under state law and end state enforcement of federal laws regulating them in the state.  Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-Houston), along with a bipartisan coalition of three cosponsors, introduced House Bill 2286 (HB2286) on Feb. […]

  • Activists Block Washington State Effort to Impose Sales Tax on Sound Money
    by Mike Maharrey on April 23, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 23, 2019) – Thanks to intense activist pressure, efforts to impose a sales tax on gold and silver were shut down in Washington state last week. Since last month, a few misguided Washington State senators and representatives have been trying to ram through a new tax on constitutional money. Efforts stalled out […]

  • New York Bill Would End Common Core
    by Mike Maharrey on April 23, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 23, 2019) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would end Common Core in the state. Assm. Doug Smith (R-Bayport), along with a coalition of six Republican cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 6372 (A6372) on March 7. The legislation would end the implementation of Common Core standards in New York. “Notwithstanding […]

  • Massachusetts Bill Would Put Moratorium on Police Use of Facial Recognition
    by Mike Maharrey on April 23, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    BOSTON, Mass. (April 23, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Massachusetts Senate would place a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in the state and impose strict guidelines on any legislation authorizing the use of such technology in the future. The proposed law would not only help protect privacy […]

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