Florida Senate - 2020                              CS for SB 520
       By the Committee on Infrastructure and Security; and Senators
       Gruters, Rouson, and Wright
       596-03406-20                                           2020520c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to drones; amending s. 934.50, F.S.;
    3         expanding the authorized uses of drones by law
    4         enforcement agencies for specified purposes; providing
    5         an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Present paragraphs (d) through (j) of subsection
   10  (4) of section 934.50, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   11  paragraphs (g) through (m), respectively, new paragraphs (d),
   12  (e), and (f) are added to that subsection, and paragraph (a) of
   13  subsection (3) of that section is amended, to read:
   14         934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone.—
   15         (3) PROHIBITED USE OF DRONES.—
   16         (a) A law enforcement agency may not use a drone to gather
   17  evidence or other information, except as provided in subsection
   18  (4).
   19         (4) EXCEPTIONS.—This section does not prohibit the use of a
   20  drone:
   21         (d)To provide a law enforcement agency with an aerial
   22  perspective of a crowd of 50 people or more.
   23         (e)To assist a law enforcement agency with traffic
   24  management; however, a law enforcement agency acting under this
   25  paragraph may not issue a traffic infraction citation based on
   26  images or video captured by a drone.
   27         (f)To facilitate a law enforcement agency’s collection of
   28  evidence at a crime scene or traffic crash scene.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.