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Relating to law enforcement’s use of force by means of a drone.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1758 would require each state or local law enforcement agency to adopt and update as necessary a written policy regarding the agency's use of force by means of a drone. The bill would also establish the circumstances under which use of force by a non-autonomous drone would be justified.
Texas Action supports HB 1758 on the principle of limited government. Clearly establishing limits for the justified use of force by means of non-autonomous drones provides greater government transparency and limits the potential for abuse.