4 States Advance Anti-NDAA Legislation
Four States Advance Legislation to Block NDAA Indefinite Detention
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
In a stunning move last week, four states, Indiana, Colorado, Montana and Arizona, successfully advanced anti-NDAA legislation. The goal for each bill is to protect the people of that state from indefinite detention under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012.
The 2012 NDAA applies to U.S. soil broad detention power, using terms such as “associated forces” and “substantially supported,” allowing the federal government to detain and even execute any person, including an American citizen, on U.S. soil. There has not been such a backlash against federal law since Congress attempted to enforce a mandatory national speed limit, as over 21 states have introduced legislation to counter the law.
In Indiana, S.B. 400 passed through the State Senate by a vote of 31 – 17. Next, it will be assigned to a committee in the State House, where the battle will begin anew. It will then need to be given a committee hearing, pass the hearing and then be voted on by the full State House floor. The last step, if it passes those hurdles, would be for Governor Mike Pence to sign it into law.
On, Thursday, three similar pieces of legislation passed through House Committees in Arizona, Montana and Colorado.