An Act relative to hunting with unmanned aerial systems

Summary

Advancements in technology have made drones cheaper and more convenient, which has significantly expanded the use and intended purpose of these systems. This legislation bans the use of weaponized drones, ensures that drones are not used for warrantless surveillance. The bill includes sensible limits on government drone use, including: execution of a warrant; in emergencies when there is a threat to human life or safety; for non-law enforcement purposes if the information will not be used as evidence in criminal proceedings. The bill also protects critical infrastructure and also makes it illegal for UAV to be used for the purpose of hunting.