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Veteran Seeks To Limit Police Drones In Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers delayed a vote on a measure that seeks to restrict police agencies in the state from using unmanned drone aircraft.

The House civil affairs subcommittee on Wednesday pushed a vote on the proposal to next week.

The bill, called the "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act," is sponsored by Rep. James "Micah" Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, who is in the Marine Corps Reserves and has experience piloting drones.

It would prohibit law enforcement agencies from using drones to gather evidence except in certain cases, such as to counter a terrorist attack, if a judge signs a search warrant authorizing the drone or if police believe there is imminent danger to life.

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