Iowa Action Alert: Support HF2289 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

HF2289, a bill in the Iowa house that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced earlier this year. It passed through the house by an 87-12 vote. It has now been referred to a Judiciary Subcommittee where it will need to pass by a majority before it can to go the whole senate for consideration.


Iowa Alert: Take action to support SF2172 against NSA spying

On Feb. 12, the 4th Amendment Protection Act was introduced to ban state support or participation in federal warrantless surveillance programs. . (learn about it here) STATUS: SF2172 was referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass by majority vote before the full Senate can consider it. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW.…


Iowa legislation to restrict drones passes first step

Legislation has been introduced in the Iowa State House that would regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to protect the privacy rights of citizens.

HF427 was introduced last year by Rep. Jason Schultz (R-18) and was lying dormant in the Public Safety Committee ever since. In January, it was reassigned to a subcommittee for an initial hearing and vote. Today, the subcommittee approved the bill, moving it on to the next step  – consideration and vote in the full committee.