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California Gov. Vetoes Drone Limiting Legislation (CREDIT: publicceo.com)

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have limited law enforcement’s use of drones.

The vetoed bill prohibited California law enforcement from using a drone without a search warrant, “except in limited circumstances,” according to a statement from Brown.

According to the Sacramento Bee:

The bill would not only have limited law enforcement agencies’ use of drones, but would also have required most data collected to be destroyed within a year.

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The measure received bipartisan support in the Legislature but was opposed by groups such as the California Police Chiefs Association.

“There are undoubtedly circumstances where a warrant is appropriate,” Brown said in a statement. “The bill’s exceptions, however, appear to be too narrow and could impose requirements beyond what is required by either the 4th Amendment or the privacy provisions in the California Constitution.”

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