On Tuesday, HB 114, a bill that will protect the liberty of the citizens of Wyoming by prohibiting the unconstitutional provisions of the 2012 NDAA, will be introduced. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Kendell Kroeker and co-sponsored by Rep. David Miller, Rep. Hans Hunt, and Sen. Cale Case.
This is the second shot fired across the Federal government's bow, the first being BDR 728 in Nevada.
The bill is titled "Liberty Preservation Act." The legislation reads in part:
The legislature finds that the enactment into law by the United States congress of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Public Law Number 112-81, is inimical to the liberty, security and well-being of the people of Wyoming and was adopted by the United States congress in violation of the limits of federal power in United States constitution.
The legislature finds that, together, sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, as they purport to authorize detainment of persons captured within the United States of America without charge, military tribunals for persons captured within the United States of America, and the transfer of persons captured within the United States of America to foreign jurisdictions, are violative of the following rights enshrined in the constitution of the United States of America.
“The Constitution of the United States has the Bill of Rights for a reason,” said Representative Kroeker, “I take an oath to support, obey, and defend the Constitution and I take that seriously. When the federal government passes legislation that violates the constitution, it is our duty as a state to make sure we protect the rights of our citizens.”
The specific rights that would be violated by the unconstitutional sections of the 2012 NDAA are enumerated in the bill.
In addition, the legislation imposes penalties against anyone who would seek to implement that unconstitutional portions of the 2012 NDAA.
No public officer, employee or agent of the state nor any employee of a corporation providing services to the state shall provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 within the
boundaries of this state. The attorney general is directed to report to the governor and the legislature any attempt by agencies or agents of the United States federal government to secure the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012
through the operations of that or any other state department.
Any public officer, employee or agent of the state, or any employee of a corporation providing services to the state that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of subsection (d) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00), or both.
The Wyoming Liberty Preservation Act will be voted on in the House Transportation, Highways, and Military Affairs committee on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. PANDA (People Against the NDAA) urge the citizens of Wyoming to contact their representatives and demand they honor their oath and stand up for the rights of the Wyoming citizens by passing the Wyoming Liberty Preservation Act.
Rep. David Zwonitzer: (307) 630-1955
Rep. Rita Campbell: (307) 850-7364
Rep. Robert McKim: (307) 248-2564
Rep. Tom Reeder: (307) 235-0404
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