Senate votes to study regulating drones in NH

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm •  Published: April 24, 2014
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Senate has voted without debate to study whether to limit government and public use of drones to protect citizens' privacy.

The Senate Judiciary Committee had voted 5-0 to recommend more study of the issue, saying regulations proposed by a House bill were premature. The Senate agreed Thursday.

The House measure would require police to get a warrant if they want to use evidence obtained by using drones as surveillance. It also sets other limits while allowing some commercial and institutional use.

The military and some law enforcement agencies already use the devices, but the Federal Aviation Administration doesn't allow commercial use of drones.

More than a dozen states currently have regulations on the books.