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 March 13, 2017  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Two bills passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives deserve special mention this week.

First, Joe Wolverton II, J.D., writes that House Bill 474 passed.  That bill, which now goes to the Senate, prohibits the use of cell site simulators to track a person’s location unless the individual provides informed consent, or there is a court-ordered warrant based on probable cause, or some exception to the warrant requirement.  Read more on New American.

In other surveillance news out of New Hampshire, the Tenth Amendment Center reports:

The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” to warrantless federal spying. The vote was 199-153.

Rep. Neal Kurk and Rep. Carol McGuire, along with two cosponsors, introduced House Bill 171 (HB171). The legislation would prohibit the state or its political subdivisions from assisting a federal agency in the collection of electronic data without a warrant.

Neither the state nor its political subdivisions shall assist, participate with, or provide material support or resources to enable or facilitate a federal agency in the collection or use of a person’s electronic data or metadata, without that person’s informed consent, or without a warrant issued by a judge and based upon probable cause that particularly describes the person, place, or thing to be searched or seized, or without acting in accordance with a judicially-recognized exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment to the Unites States Constitution.

Read more on TAC.

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