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Senate panel approves some gunfire in cities

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Panel also OKs new exemptions to ‘Shannon’s Law’. PHOENIX — A state senate panel voted Wednesday to allow two new exemptions to Arizona laws which generally prohibit people from firing guns in populated areas. HB2022 approved by the Senate Government Committee spells out that people can use a special kind of small-caliber shot, one designed to kill snakes and small ... Read More »

Arizona Senate OKs DUI tests after fatal crashes

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The Arizona Senate has approved a revised version of legislation requiring drug or alcohol testing for drivers involved in major crashes. Thursday’s 26-3 vote came a day after an amendment removed a requirement that police test drivers who cause serious-injury accidents. The bill now requires police to test only drivers believed to have caused fatal accidents. The bill now goes ... Read More »

House Passes Unemployment Drug Test Bill, Houston Decriminalizes, More..

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The House appoves a bill that could open the door to states drug testing people seeking unemployment benefits, harsh sentencing bills advance in Ohio and Kentucky, Houston decriminalizes pot possession (in most cases), and more. Marijuana Policy Arizona PAC Plans to File 2018 Legalization Initiative. A political action committee called Safer Arizona was set to file a marijuana legalization initiative with ... Read More »

Arizona police unions push bill saying video evidence not always true

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PHOENIX — Police unions in Arizona want officers involved in violent confrontations that are captured on body camera to be read a notice explaining that such footage doesn’t don’t always mirror reality. The Arizona Capitol Times reported that a proposal before the Arizona Legislature challenged the notion that video evidence in police shootings and fights was foolproof. The bill would ... Read More »

Arizona Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

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A bill introduced in the Arizona Senate would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Arizona, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Bob Worsley (R-Mesa) introduced Senate bill 1342 (SB1342) ... Read More »

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