Washington State Legislature Passes Bill to Take On Warrantless Drone Surveillance

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 17, 2015) – Yesterday, the Washington state Senate passed a bill that would significantly limit drone surveillance in the state, and also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Already passed out of the House, the bill goes back to that chamber for final approval with minor amendments.

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To the Governor’s Desk: North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill to Take on Warrantless Drone Spying

BISMARCK, N.D. (April 13, 2015) – The North Dakota House gave final approval to a bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If signed by the governor, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Signed by the Governor: Virginia Law Puts Permanent Restrictions on Drone Surveillance

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 30, 2015) – Two Virginia bills to permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement were signed into law by Gov. McAuliffe last week. These bills not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, they also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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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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