41 Alerts From the ALERT Tag


A Voice Vote in Congress Moves Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Forward

Thank you to all who took action after receiving our initial alert last week about the Walberg Amendment which is designed to limit run-arounds of state civil asset forfeiture laws by local enforcement agencies. The U.S. House took a voice vote shortly after the oos alert was sent and, well, we’ll leave it to TheNewspaper.com […]

oos Report on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Activity in U.S. Congress

Dear oos Members, In late April, U.S. Representative Tim Walberg of Michigan introduced the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act of 2019. The proposed legislation, which would institute much of the reform for which the oos has been lobbying, has strong bipartisan support. The FAIR Act will hold the government to a much higher standard of “clear […]

Immediate Attention! Call your PA State Senator today to VOTE NO on SB607, local municipal police radar

Dear oos Pennsylvania Members, On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Pennsylvania State Senate Transportation Committee approved  SB 607, which will allow municipal police to use radar and LIDAR for speed enforcement. As with other bills, this one does NOT require 85th percentile speed limits but does allow tickets at only +6 mph in some cases. […]

oos Alert: The Texas Bill to Ban Red-Light Cameras goes to the Governor

Dear oos Texas Members, Red-Light Cameras are on their way out in TEXAS!  Thank you for your ongoing advocacy against RLCs.  We encourage you to find out how your elected officials voted and if they voted to ban RLCs thank him or her. If they didn’t give them reasons to reconsider automated traffic enforcement in […]

Sweetwater, Florida Residents Say NO to Red-Light Cameras

Dear oos Florida Members, In a ballot vote on May 14, 2019, Sweetwater voters rejected the use of RLCs by a vote of 81 to 19 percent. The ban prohibits the mayor from continuing the use of these automated traffic devices. Sweetwater joins 39 other communities around the US that have rejected photo enforcement. Check […]