Vermont Bill to Restrict Drones and License Plate Tracking Passes Two Senate Committees

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Mar 22, 2015) – A bill that would put strict limitations on tracking and surveillance through the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), and would impact some federal programs, passed unanimously through two Vermont state Senate committees last week.

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Florida Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Surveillance, Support S0766 and H0649

In 2013, SB92 was passed into law, taking good first steps to stop warrantless drone spying. (read about it here)

For 2015, two complementary bills in the Senate (S0766) and House (H0649) would further restrict drone surveillance. S0766 must pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee successfully, and H0649 must pass through the House Civil Justice Subcommittee successfully before the bills can receive full votes in their respective chambers. Take the following steps to support these important bills.

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Florida Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Surveillance, Support H0649 and S0766

In 2013, SB92 was passed into law, taking good first steps to stop warrantless drone spying. (read about it here)

For 2015, two complementary bills in the Senate (S0766) and House (H0649) would further restrict drone surveillance. S766 passed 7-0 out of its first committee on 03-10 and now moves to the Senate Judiciary committee.

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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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