Bill Number: SB15-059
ACLU Position: Support
The bill permits law enforcement to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under the following circumstances:
• When it receives a search warrant authorizing the use prior to the use;
• When it is needed to prevent imminent harm to life or to forestall the imminent escape of a suspect or the destruction of evidence; and
• When there is a high risk of a terrorist attack determined by the department of homeland security.
A law enforcement agency must receive federal aviation administration authority prior to using a UAV, and the UAV may not exceed 25 pounds.
The bill creates parameters for individual, recreational, civil, and industrial use of UAVs.
02/25/2015 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/12/2015 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
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