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CS/CS/CS/HB 649: Surveillance by a Drone

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Dudley ; Harrell ; McBurney ; Rodrigues, R.

Surveillance by a Drone; Prohibits person, state agency, or political subdivision from using drone to capture image of privately owned real property or of owner, tenant, occupant, invitee, or licensee of such property with intent to conduct surveillance without written consent if reasonable expectation of privacy exists; specifies when reasonable expectation of privacy may be presumed; authorizes use of drone by person or entity engaged in business or profession licensed by state in certain circumstances; provides exception; authorizes use of drone by employee or contractor of property appraiser for purpose of assessing property for ad valorem taxation; authorizes use of drone by certain utilities for specified purposes; provides for civil action for compensatory damages & injunctive relief for violations; provides for recovery of attorney fees & punitive damages; specifies that remedies provided are cumulative to other existing remedies.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/27/2015 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 766 (Ch. 2015-26) -HJ 862
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/9/2015 House • Filed
2/18/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 54
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 54
3/12/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 03/16/15, 4:00 pm, Sumner Hall
3/16/2015 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 250
3/17/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 248
3/18/2015 House • Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee -HJ 263
3/20/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/24/15, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/24/2015 House • CS/CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 1 -HJ 328
3/25/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
3/26/2015 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 326
• CS/CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 322
3/31/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/02/15, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
4/2/2015 House • CS/CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 437
4/3/2015 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 433
4/6/2015 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 440
4/24/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/15
4/27/2015 House • Substituted CS/CS/SB 766 -HJ 862
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 766 (Ch. 2015-26) -HJ 862