» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 73 | Monday, April 15, 2013

House Adds Exceptions to Bill to Banning Drones

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has passed a bill to ban most warrantless surveillance by unmanned drones in Tennessee, but added a last-minute exemption for events featuring large crowds.

The chamber voted 91-0 on Thursday in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. James "Micah" Van Huss of Jonesborough, himself a former Marine with experience piloting drones.

Fellow Republican Rep. Vince Dean of East Ridge added the late change to the bill ensure that police would be able to use drones for events like the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, University of Tennessee football games or NASCAR races in Bristol.

Dean said the drones would help law enforcement "protect life and property" at such events.

The Senate would have to agree to the change before it could head for the governor's consideration.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 106 418 11,538
MORTGAGES 135 521 14,424
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 220 913 24,947
BANKRUPTCIES 53 297 8,729
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 119 3,890
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 71 524 13,980
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 83 3,114

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.