To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia Bill Bans Warrantless Drone Surveillance

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 26, 2015) A Virginia bill to permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement is on its way to the Governor’s desk for a signature. If signed into law, it would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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North Dakota Houses Passes Bill to Stop Warrantless Drone Spying 74-19

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 24, 2015) – The North Dakota House overwhelmingly  passed a bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If ultimately signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Bills to Stop Mass Drone Surveillance Pass Both Houses in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 24, 2015) The Virginia House joined the Senate today and unanimously passed a bill that would permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If ultimately signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Rhode Island Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Surveillance, Support H5454

Rhode Island H5454 would severely restrict the government use of drones in the state. The bill must pass through the House Judiciary Committee successfully before it can receive a full vote in the state house. Take the following steps to support this important bill. 1. Call the House Judiciary Committee Chair, Cale P. Keable. Strongly,…

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Virginia Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Surveillance, Support HB2125

Virginia HB2125 would put restrictions on the government use of drones. The bill was passed unanimously in the state house on Feb. 10. It must now pass through the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice successfully before it can receive a full vote in the state senate and be sent to Gov. McAuliffe’s desk to be signed into law.

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Bill to Stop Warrantless Drone Surveillance Passes First Step in Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wa., February 13, 2015 – Today, a Washington State House committee passed a bill putting strict limitations on the use of drones and other “extra-sensory devices” within the state. The vote was 6-3. Introduced by Rep. Dave Taylor (R-Moxee) and a bipartisan group of 16 cosponsors, House Bill 1639 (HB1639) would prohibit the use of drones to…

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Virginia House Votes 100-0 to Put Permanent Restrictions on Drone Surveillance

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 10, 2015) The Virginia House unanimously passed a bill that would permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement today. If ultimately passed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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