Bills regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been making the rounds in state legislatures across the U.S., and Iowa is now another state to consider the issue.
The bill, discussed during a subcommittee meeting in the Iowa House of Representatives, would ban state agencies and individuals from using UAVs to monitor, record or harass people, according to an article by the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
In addition, ‘Law enforcement agencies would be required to obtain search warrants to allow the use of [UAVs] to gather information or in a criminal investigation.’
The legislation does make exemptions for state agencies and law enforcement officials to use UAVs in emergency situations or over public property.
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