The following are Tenth Amendment Center model bills and resolutions which are intended to reaffirm the proper role of government under the Constitution. Activists, we encourage you to send them to your state senators and representatives and ask them to introduce the legislation in your state.
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Liberty Preservation Act
This legislative package is a state-level response to constitutional violations by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) – primarily provisions that authorize indefinite detention.
Travel Freedom Act
A suite of three pieces of legislation to nullify, ban, restrict unconstitutional actions by the TSA – primarily focusing on invasive patdowns without probable cause and whole-body scanners.
Federal Health Care Nullification Act
An Act to render null and void certain unconstitutional laws enacted by the Congress of the United States, taking control over the health insurance industry and mandating that individuals purchase health insurance under threat of penalty.
2nd Amendment Preservation Act
To prevent federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms; nullifying all federal acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Constitutional Tender Act
The General Assembly finds and declares that sound, constitutionally based money is essential to the livelihood of the people of this state and to the stability and growth of the economy of this state and region and vitally affects the public interest. The General Assembly further finds that Article I, Section 10 of the United States Constitution provides that no state shall make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.
Food Freedom Act
Privacy Protection Act
Bans the use of UAVs (drones) by law enforcement without first obtaining a warrant.
Hemp Freedom Act
To authorize the production of industrial hemp; to amend (SUBSECTION AND CODE) of the (STATE) Code, relating to the definition of noxious weed seeds; and to nullify certain acts of the Federal Government of the United States purporting to be laws and regulations resulting in the prohibition of industrial hemp farming in the state of (STATE).
Defend the Guard
For the purpose of requiring the Governor to withhold or withdraw approval of the transfer of this State’s National Guard to federal control in the absence of an explicit authorization adopted by the Federal Government in pursuance of the powers delegated to the Federal Government in Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 of the U.S. Constitution.
Sheriff’s First Act
This law would make it a state crime for any federal agent to make an arrest, search, or seizure within the state without first getting the advanced, written permission of the elected county sheriff of the county in which the event is to take place.
10th Amendment Commission
Establish a “Federal Action Review Commission.” It shall be empowered to review the constitutionality of current or proposed federal legislation, regulations, practices, rules, decisions or other actions. And, if it finds such actions to be unconstitutional, to issue an edict, with the force of law, requiring that no state or local officials, employees, or contractors cooperate in the enforcement of such usurpation, and urging state citizens to also refuse to cooperate.
10th Amendment Resolution
WHEREAS, the people of the State of __________ are not united with the People of the other forty-nine states that comprise the United States of America on a principle of unlimited submission to their federal government
Intrastate Commerce Act
Provides that all goods manufactured or made in (STATE) and all services performed in (STATE), when such goods or services are held, maintained, or retained in (STATE), shall not be subject to the authority of the Congress of the United States under its constitutional power to regulate commerce.
Environmental Preservation Act
Any federal law, rule, order, or other act by the federal government violating the provisions of this act is hereby declared to be invalid in this state, is not recognized by and is specifically rejected by this state, and is considered as null and void and of no effect in this state.
Liberty Restoration Act
Nullify the Patriot Act – coming soon!
Uniform Enumerated Powers Act
A Bill to require the federal government to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.