New Kentucky Law Puts Limits on Drone Spying, Will Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 27, 2018) – Last week, a bill requiring police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations became law without the governor’s signature. The new law not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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To the Governor: Kentucky Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drone Spying, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 12, 2018) – On Friday, the Kentucky House gave final approval to a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. If signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Kentucky Committee Approves Bill to Limit Drone Spying, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2018) – Yesterday, a Kentucky Senate Committee passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. Final passage of this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Kentucky House Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Yesterday, the Kentucky House unanimously passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. Final passage of this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Kentucky Committee Passes Bill That Would Place Limits on Drones, Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2017) – On Wednesday, a Kentucky House committee approved a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. Final passage of this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Utah House and Senate Leadership Block Five Opportunities to Advance Liberty

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 30, 2016) – Utah State House and Senate leadership maintained the status quo and enabled unconstitutional federal overreach during the 2016 legislative session, killing five bills that would have blocked the enforcement of unconstitutional policies. Several of the bills never even received a vote.

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Utah Bill Would Curb “Policing for Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture, But Federal Loophole Remains

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Dec. 18, 2015) – A bill filed in the Utah House for the 2016 legislative session would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws, making it more difficult for police to seize property. But a loophole in the legislation would allow law enforcement to work with the feds to skirt the more stringent state law.

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