Louisiana Action Alert: Stop Warrantless Drone Spying

SB330 is a bill that would ban warrantless drone spying by law enforcement in Louisiana.  It was introduced February 27 by Sen. Dan Claitor (R-16).

STATUS: SB330 has passed in the Senate, and has been sent to the House for consideration. It is currently in the House Administration of Criminal Justice

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Pennsylvania Action Alert: Support HB2158 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

HB2158, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Pennsylvania, was introduced on Apr. 7 by Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-99). It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted upon by the whole house.

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Louisiana senate votes to ban warrantless drone spying

Pro-surveillance state supporters were out in full force as a bill to limit the use of drones in Louisiana passed by an extremely close vote.

Amid claims that requiring warrants would be dangerous to the public, Louisiana senators stood strong, approving a bill which would severely limit state and local law enforcement from being able to do what they claim the power to do today – use drones without a warrant in virtually any and every situation.

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Utah Governor Signs Bill to Restrict Drone Use

Known as the “Government Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Act,” SB167 states that “a law enforcement agency may not obtain, receive, or use data acquired through an unmanned aerial vehicle unless the data is obtained pursuant to a search warrant; in accordance with judicially recognized exceptions to warrant requirements.” It also requires state government agencies to report drone use to the public.

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Signed by the Governor: New Indiana law bans warrantless drone spying

Introduced by Rep. Eric Allan Koch (R-Bedford), House Bill 1009 (HB1009) “Prohibits the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and tracking devices to conduct warrantless searches,” with very limited exceptions. “This bill concerns balancing privacy and security in the digital age,” said Koch.

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Missouri Action Alert: Support HB1204 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Sping

HB1204, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Missouri, was introduced earlier this year. It passed the House by a 109-44 margin. It is now headed to the Senate General Laws Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before it can receive a vote from the full senate.

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