CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s House has voted in favor of measures limiting government and public use of drones to protect citizens’ privacy.
New Hampshire was among 43 states last year to introduce bills and resolutions concerning the unmanned aircraft but the bills failed here. More than a dozen states currently have regulations on the books.
In a voice vote Wednesday, the House approved measures that 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.
The New Hampshire police chiefs association opposed the bills.