HCR 31 – Congressional NSA Investigations (2013-2014)
Link to Bill:http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/res.cfm?ID=130_HCR_31
HCR 31 urges the United States Congress to investigate whether the National Security Agency has engaged in unconstitutional surveillance of United States citizens.
Primary Sponsors:Rep. Brenner (R), Rep. Duffey (R)
Secondary Sponsors:Rep. Becker (R), Rep. Buchy (R), Rep. DeVitis (R), Rep. Hood (R), Rep. Hottinger (R), Rep. J. Adams (R), Rep. Maag (R), Rep. Retherford (R), Rep. Roegner (R), Rep. Ruhl (R), Rep. Young (D)
Committee:Policy and Legislative Oversight (H)
LSC Legislation Status:http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hconr130.nsf/House+Concurrent+Resolution+Number/0031?OpenDocument
Our take on this bill:
The ACLU of Ohio urges the passage of HCR 31 as it sends an important message to the federal government that Ohio opposes broad, warrantless surveillance of those accused of no wrongdoing. Commonsense reforms that are pro-privacy but protect our security are needed now more than ever in Ohio. There is more to do and we look forward to Ohio becoming a leader on these issues for the rest of the country.
Testimony on 11/13/13
Passed out of the House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee on 11/14/13