Florida Senate Panel votes to ban spying with dronesSubmitted by fonzdrew on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 02:50
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens.
A bill (SB 92) that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence or other information flew through the Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote Tuesday.
It also would ban government agencies from using drones for code enforcement.
Sen. Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican who sponsored the bill, first agreed to some changes that made it more acceptable to police chiefs and sheriffs.