Florida Senate passes bill limiting drone use by law enforcement agencies

A Senate panel has unanimously cleared a measure that would…

A Senate panel has unanimously cleared a measure that would limit Florida’s law enforcement agencies from using drones.

The Senate Judiciary committee Tuesday voted 9-0 to advance the bill (SB 92) that addresses various sizes of aircraft that are piloted remotely. They’ve become well known from their use by the U.S. against terrorists overseas.

Sen. Joe Negron’s bill would restrict drones’ use to “prevent(ing) imminent danger to life or serious damage to property.” The bill would also make police get a search warrant before using a drone to collect evidence. An exception would be a “credible” threat of terrorist attack.

Source: NBC Miami

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