Diane St. Onge

10:02 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Bill Limiting Drone Use Already Filed for Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 Session

The use of drones for domestic law enforcement purposes is a prospect many states are trying to head off with legislation.

A bill has already been pre-filed for the Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 session—and it deals with the use of drones in the state.

Republican state Rep. Diane St. Onge bill limits how unmanned aircraft can be used. It allows U.S. military personnel to use drones in Kentucky for practice purposes. And it also allows drones to be used by law enforcement agencies if they have a specific warrant to do so.

Under St. Onge's bill, all other drone usage would be banned into Kentucky, including general use by law enforcement and corporations.

The freshman lawmaker from Lakeside Park says she's filing the bill because she's concerned about the threat to civil liberties with frequent drone use.

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