Senate votes to limit drones on private property - KLFY News 10

Senate votes to limit drones on private property

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has changed its mind on drones.

A day after rejecting the bill, senators voted 22-16 Tuesday for Sen. Dan Claitor's proposal to restrict the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana.

Claitor's bill would make it illegal to use drones to photograph people on private property without their permission, with a list of exceptions, including for law enforcement.

The Baton Rouge senator said the limits would protect privacy.

Senators raised concerns about the bill's scope, saying it could ban useful services that can be carried out by drones.

Despite the concerns, Claitor was able to persuade enough of his colleagues to change their minds and support the proposal. It heads next to the House for consideration.

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