House panel OKs bill regulating police drone use
SPRINGFIELD -- An Illinois House committee has approved legislation that regulates the use of drones by law enforcement authorities.
By a vote of 14-0, the House Judiciary Committee adopted two amendments to the bill Tuesday night.
The bill now advances to the House floor. Similiar legislation was approved in the Senate, 52-1.
The legislation requires police, in most cases, to get a warrant before using an unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance. They can use the small aerial vehicles without a warrant for crime scene and traffic crash scene photography.