By Scot Marcucky. CREATED Apr 28, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Using drones to take photos of people on their own property could soon be illegal in Florida.
The Florida Legislature on Tuesday sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that places limits on the use of remote-controlled drones.
If Scott signs the bill into law then drones could not be used to photograph or record images of people or their property from the air. The restrictions would also apply to state and local governments.
The legislation does not call for any criminal penalties. Instead it allows people to sue someone who photographs them with a drone. It would also allow people to ask a judge to block someone from using a drone.
The measure (SB 766) includes several exceptions from the drone ban including utility companies and property appraisers.
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