Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 766
       By Senator Gruters
       23-01036C-19                                           2019766__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to expanded uses of unmanned aircraft;
    3         amending s. 934.50, F.S.; authorizing the use of
    4         drones by law enforcement agencies and other specified
    5         entities for specified purposes; providing an
    6         effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Paragraphs (d) through (j) of subsection (4) of
   11  section 934.50, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as paragraphs
   12  (g) through (m), respectively, and new paragraphs (d), (e), and
   13  (f) are added to that subsection, to read:
   14         934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone.—
   15         (4) EXCEPTIONS.—This section does not prohibit the use of a
   16  drone:
   17         (d)To assist a law enforcement agency in crowd control or
   18  traffic management.
   19         (e)To facilitate a law enforcement agency’s collection of
   20  evidence at a crime scene or traffic crash scene.
   21         (f)By a state agency or political subdivision for the
   22  assessment of damage due to a flood, wildfire, or natural
   23  disaster or for land management.
   24         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.