A bundle of lawmakers in California are taking up the case for blocking NSA powers. The Californian senators are on either side of the political aisle, leaving the legislation bipartisan. Generally, the bill would prohibit the water and electricity use from public sources to the NSA, as well as lay sanctions on private companies that assist in the help of resources. NSA officials would also not be allowed to partner with college programs.
The bill would ban the state from “[providing] material support, participation or assistance in any form to a federal agency that claims the power, by virtue of any federal law, rule, regulation or order, to collect electronic data or metadata of any person pursuant to any action not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place and thing to be searched or seized.”