Police UAV Bill Introduced in Rhode Island Legislature

Posted by UAO Staff on February 04, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Policy & Regulations

Legislation proposing to limit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by law enforcement agencies has landed in Rhode Island.

State Rep. Teresa Tanzi, D-South Kingstown, ‘has reintroduced legislation that would require police and other law enforcement agencies to hold public hearings before acquiring’ a UAV, according to an article on Boston.com.

Agencies looking to obtain a UAV ‘would need the approval of local leaders, or in the case of a state agency, the governor.’

In addition, state attorney general consultation and court approval would be requisite for agencies to use UAVs in certain investigations.

The full article is here.

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