Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Aaron Mendelson reports:

The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, a move supporters said will protect privacy and prevent warrantless surveillance.

The bill attracted bipartisan support in the Senate, passing 25-8 during the evening vote in Sacramento.

The legislation would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using an unmanned aircraft, or drone, except in emergencies such as a fire or a hostage-taking.

Read more on Reuters.

Now the bill goes back to the Assembly for a concurrence vote, as the Senate made some amendments. If it gets that vote, on to the governor’s desk.

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