Drone bill passes out of committee
BATON ROUGE - Unmanned aircraft would be limited on private property around Louisiana, if lawmakers agree to a bill that has received the support of a Senate judiciary committee.
Passage without objection Tuesday came over the opposition of the Louisiana Press Association, which said the bill by Baton Rouge Sen. Dan Claitor would restrict access to news events.
Claitor's proposal would criminalize the use of drones to photograph people on private property without their permission, with a list of exceptions including for law enforcement.
Claitor says his bill would protect privacy. It goes to the full Senate for debate.
A day earlier, senators voted 35-1 to prohibit drones from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems and items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
That more limited proposal heads to the House for consideration.
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