Pennsylvania House Wants to Rein in Drone Use

The state House recently voted to curtail the use of drones in private places.

The Pennsylvania House voted unanimously yesterday for a bill that would criminalize the use of drones in private places.

First offenders would receive up to three months in jail and a $300 fine, according to the Associated Press.

The proposed legislation prohibits using drones for the surveillance of people on private properties.

Armstrong County Republican Representative Jeff Pyle, who is sponsoring the bill, said he aims to preserve private property rights, the AP reports.

Police would receive exceptions, though search warrants would be required for such surveillance. The bill now awaits Senate approval.

A similar bill failed to pass the Senate during the last legislative session, according to the AP.

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