Another Missouri Bill of Importance

Posted: February 8, 2013 in Legislative Issues
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Over the course of the last several weeks, reports from very credible people in both Douglas and Ozark counties have been coming to me stating that they have seen drones first hand over their property. It seems that law enforcement in those counties must have taken grants of drones. Though I have no first hand knowledge or documentation of that, the reports of drone activity seem to follow government grants to law enforcement, or the EPA.

Nonetheless, it’s good that we have a bill to somewhat curtail drones in Missouri. Here is an article on that legislation with links through to important documents:

Missouri moves to limit drone surveillance

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DRONES: A Missouri lawmaker wants to prevent anyone but law enforcement officers from using them in the state – and even then only in certain cases.

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog

ST. LOUIS – A bill to confine the use of drones in Missouri to limited law enforcement cases is gaining support in the Show Me State.

There was little opposition to the measure in a short committee hearing on the issue Tuesday, and agricultural and civil liberties groups have spoken in favor of the legislation.

House Bill 46 from Rep. Casey Guernsey, R-Bethany, would prohibit any person or state department except law enforcement from deploying unmanned aircraft over private property without consent. Police officers could do so only if they had a warrant or were using the drone in an active chase or other case of imminent danger. (Read full article here)

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