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HB 979: Drone Surveillance

GENERAL BILL by Smith

Drone Surveillance; Designates act as "Florida Drone Privacy Act"; requires FDLE to develop guidelines for use of drones by state or local law enforcement agencies; requires such law enforcement agencies to annually report to FDLE, & requires FDLE to annually report to Governor & Legislature, regarding drone usage; specifies situations in which it is lawful to capture image with drone; prohibits capture of image of individual or privately owned real property using drone in certain circumstances; prohibits possession, disclosure, display, distribution, or use of such illegally captured images; provides defenses to prosecution; prohibits use or discovery of such images in legal proceedings; provides exceptions; provides for civil actions for damages relating to violations; provides for court costs & attorney fees; specifies limitations period for such actions; provides criminal penalties.

Effective Date: 10/1/2015
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 766 (Ch. 2015-26)
Location: In committee/council (CRJS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/24/2015 House • Filed
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 81
• Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 81
4/28/2015 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 766 (Ch. 2015-26)