Minnesota Action Alert: Support HF2553 to Nullify Warrantless Gathering of Location Data

HF2553, a bill to protect the privacy of Minnesota residents from unwarranted gathering of location data use by government officials, was introduced on Mar. 3. It was promptly referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted upon by the full house.

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Hawaii State Senate Passes Anti-Drone Bill

A bill to protect the privacy rights of Hawaii residents from unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) has been passed unanimously through the State Senate.

Senate Bill 2608 (SB2608) was passed by a 25-0 vote on Mar. 6. The bill makes it ‘unlawful for any law enforcement agency to use an unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance, including but not limited to capturing images, photographs, or recordings’ with a few noteworthy exceptions.

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Connecticut Action Alert: Support HB5217 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

HB5217, a bill in the Connecticut house that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced this year. It has been moved to the Joint Committee on Judiciary where it will need to pass through a majority before a vote can be taken in the whole house.

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Connecticut State House Introduces Bill to Nullify Drones

The Connecticut state house is considering a bill which would severely restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) within the state.

House Bill 5217 (HB5217) criminalizes the weaponization of drones and prevents government from using them unless a proper warrant is issued, except for certain emergency situations that are specified in the bill.

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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.

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New Jersey Action Alert: Support A1164 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

A1164, a bill in the New Jersey assembly that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced by Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) on Jan. 16. It was promptly referred to the Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before it receives a full vote in the assembly.

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Indiana Action Alert: Support HB1009 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

HB1009, a bill in the Indiana house that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced on Jan. 7 by Rep. Eric Allan Koch (R-65). It passed through the house by an 85-11 vote earlier this year and was sent to the senate for further action.

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New Hampshire Action Alert: Support HB1620 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

HB1620, a bill in the New Hampshire house that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced by Rep. Neal Kurk (R-Hillsborough) on Jan. 8. It was promptly referred to the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

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