Senators Paul and Booker Introduce ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor Act’ to Improve Warrant Execution Procedures and Prevent Loss of Life

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with Representative Morgan McGarvey (D-Ky.), have introduced the “Justice for Breonna Taylor Act” in honor of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in Louisville, Kentucky during a search warrant execution. The proposed legislation aims to prohibit federal law enforcement agents from executing warrants until they provide notice of their authority and purpose. Additionally, it would prevent state or local law enforcement agencies receiving Department of Justice funds from executing warrants without prior notice. Under the Fourth Amendment, … Read more

Village of Wellsville Strengthens Codes to Tackle Unsafe Properties and Improve Community Standards

Wellsville, a Village located in Allegany County, has implemented new laws aimed at addressing unsafe and unsightly properties. Recently passed by the village board, these laws provide the codes office with greater authority in dealing with properties that do not meet safety standards. In addition to ensuring compliance with state codes, these regulations are designed to address the unique challenges faced by the village. Mayor Randy Shayler emphasized that the updates to the laws will not completely overhaul existing legislation. However, they are expected to better equip the village in handling homes and buildings that … Read more

New California “Daylighting” Law Expected to Improve Intersection Safety and Save Lives

Oceanside, California – In an effort to enhance safety and prevent accidents at intersections, California will soon implement a new law known as “daylighting.” This law aims to improve visibility for both pedestrians and drivers by creating a buffer zone of 20 feet around crosswalks, prohibiting parking in these areas. The legislation is expected to save lives and reduce pedestrian collisions in the state. The necessity for this law became apparent when Oceanside resident, Lolys Leos, and her son narrowly avoided being hit by a car while crossing the street near their coastal home. Due … Read more

New Mexico Legislature Approves Changes to Cannabis Laws to Crack Down on Illicit Activity and Improve Industry Standards

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With the legislative session coming to a close on Thursday, both the House and Senate in New Mexico are fully engaged in their last few days of work. The state lawmakers have been busy making significant decisions, including approving a comprehensive set of changes to the cannabis laws. The cannabis bill, which aims to address gaps in the existing regulations and crack down on illicit marijuana coming from outside the state, is the result of collaborations with industry leaders who have provided valuable feedback. Representative Andrea Romero acknowledges the lessons … Read more