Mo. lawmaker proposes drone surveillance measure

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A northwestern Missouri lawmaker is seeking to limit the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles.

The legislation would require law enforcement officers get a warrant before using a drone in Missouri. It also would prohibit the use of drones by people, organizations or government agencies for the surveillance of farms. Republican Rep. Casey Guernsey of Bethany is proposing the measure.

Guernsey says he does not want state government to monitor residents more than it currently does.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/Vs3czG ) that the American Civil Liberties Union is supporting Guernsey’s bill.

Missouri lawmakers’ 2013 session starts Jan. 9.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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