Wis. Senate passes bill restricting use of drones

By KBJR News 1

Wis. Senate passes bill restricting use of drones

February 18, 2014 Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 9:26 PM CDT

Madison, Wis. (NNCOW.com) -- The Wisconsin Senate passed a bill restricting the use of drones on Tuesday.

Under the bill, no law enforcement agency may use a drone that has video or audio recording equipment to collect evidence or information without first obtaining a warrant.

Police could use drones in certain emergency situations like manhunts or rescue operations.

The bill also makes it a felony to sell, posses or operate a weaponized drone.

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