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. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 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.