Kentucky Drone Laws

Kentucky Drone Laws

Drone laws in the state of Kentucky

Kentucky lawmakers want to make sure the law protects citizens’ privacy before they become a regular tool of law enforcement.

State Rep. Diane St. Onge, R-Lakeside Park, filed a bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence with a drone without a warrant. It still awaits a hearing, but is getting the support of the American Civil Liberties Union.

“It’s an initial step at trying to preserve our privacy rights,” St. Onge said. “For law enforcement, they need a search warrant before they can use a drone to obtain information and go after something. It’s important.”

It would not prohibit law enforcement from using drones to search for missing people. The bill also wouldn’t bar private companies from using drones as long as they don’t carry lethal weapons.

The bill wouldn’t impede commercial uses of drones but would ensure law enforcement doesn’t abuse the new technology, said Kate Miller, program director for the ACLU in Kentucky.


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