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Summary: HB 912 would create a Class C misdemeanor for using an unmanned vehicle to capture an image or video of an individual or property without consent. Additionally, this bill would create a Class C misdemeanor for possession of images or videos taken without consent using an unmanned vehicle and a Class B misdemeanor for each separate use of those images or videos. Finally, this bill would create civil recourse for the individual or property owner.
Analysis: HB 912 promotes limited government by attempting to prohibit drones from spying on individuals. This bill also promotes property rights by enhancing the ability of an individual to refuse their property being monitored by a drone. However, this bill could inhibit individual liberty because it may be interpreted broadly in a way that leads to people being charged and prosecuted for innocent behavior. We remain neutral on HB 912.