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Bill prohibiting use of warrant-less drones up for public hearing

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A public hearing will be held next Wednesday on a bill to prohibit Wisconsin police officers from using drones to spy on you without good cause.

Lawmakers from both parties have supported a bill authored by Assembly Republican Tyler August of Lake Geneva.

It would require law enforcement to get warrants before using unmanned aircraft with video and audio equipment to gather evidence in criminal investigations.

Drones could be used for other legitimate purposes, like rescue operations and manhunts. They could also be used in public areas, where people don’t expect to have much privacy.

A number of communities and states have either passed limits on drones – or they’re in the process of doing so. 

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