The Massachusetts legislation S.1664 that would regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to protect the privacy rights of citizens has been referred to Joint Committee on Transportation. Read more about it HERE and HERE.

BILL STATUS AND SCHEDULE – The Joint Committee has scheduled the bill for a March 5th 11am.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support S.1664.

1. Please CALL the Senate and House chairs and vice-chairs of the committee. Strongly, but politely let them know that you want them to PASS S.1664. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email; yours can make the difference.

Senate   Committee Members

House   Committee Members

Thomas M. McGee Chair 617-722-1350
Thomas P. Kennedy Vice Chair 617-722-1200
William M. Straus   Chair 617-722-2400
John J. Mahoney   Vice Chair 617-722-2400

2. Please CALL all other members of the committee. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on S.1664.  If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why.  If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.

Senate Committee Members

House Committee Members

Gale D. Candaras 617-722-1291
Michael O. Moore 617-722-1485
Marc R. Pacheco 617-722-1551
Michael F. Rush 617-722-1348
Robert L. Hedlund 617-722-1646 
John V. Fernandes 617-722-2220
Danielle W. Gregoire 617-722-2460
Timothy R. Madden 617-722-2810
Gailanne M. Cariddi 617-722-2450
Mark J. Cusack 617-722-2637
Michael J. Finn 617-722-2637
Christopher M. Markey 617-722-2396
Jerald A. Parisella 617-722-2877
Chris Walsh 617-722-2013
Steven S. Howitt 617-722-2305
Peter J. Durant 617-722-2060

3.  Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days.  Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be.  Post a comment below or reach us through our feedback forum to let us know any information you receive.

4. SHARE this information widely. By facebook, twitter, email, and more.

5. Write a letter to the editor. Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for S.1664. It is essential for your legislators to enact measures to protect the privacy rights of MA residents. Passing S.1664 will help make that happen.

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