Florida Lawmakers Make Moves to Restrict Use of Drones
GAINESVILLE-Senate Bill 92 Bans local law enforcement from using drones without a warrant and from using information collected by them in court.
After unanimously passing the senate last week, the House of Representatives voted 117 to 0 in favor of the change Wednesday.
Law enforcment agencies like the Gainesville Police Department have looked into using drones but say for their purposes helicopters are a more effective option.
Gainesville Police Officer, Ben Tobias says, "The equipment costs will be a little bit different it's also a good reminder that our helicopters come out of our forfeiture funds, so it's actually our drug dealers that are funding the helicopter."
Governor Rick Scott has said that he plans to sign the Bill into law.
Once that happens Florida will join Virginia and Idaho as states that have laws limiting the use of drones.
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