Sen. Mae Beavers and Rep. James Van Huss have introduced SB0796/HB0591 to protect Tennesseans from the specter of unconstitutional drone surveillance. The House version, HB0591, will head to the House Civil Justice Subcommittee on Wednesday, March 20 immediately following the meeting of the full House Civil Justice Committee at 12:30 PM Central.
The bill will prevent the use of drones in Tennessee except for very specific purposes to ensure proper respect is paid to the rights and civil liberties of Tennesseans. It will require any use of drone technology in the state of Tennessee to do one of the following:
- Provide credible risk of terrorist attack from the Secretary of Homeland Security,
- Provide a search warrant signed by a judge authorizing the use of a drone, or
- Provide evidence of reasonable suspicion that there is an immediate threat such that “swift action is needed to prevent imminent danger to life.”
Read the full text here. http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB0796.pdfDetails