The Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday will hear a measure (SB 92) that would prohibit police agencies from using remote control unmanned aircraft – or drones – to take pictures. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Joe Negron who has said he is concerned about giving police additional ability to spy on law abiding citizens without a warrant. Committees in both chambers will meet next week, with some committees hearing the first bills of the new legislative year.
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