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.