Use of drones prompts privacy concerns in Oklahoma

Oklahoma can and should place reasonable privacy restrictions on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles without jeopardizing the state’s growing presence in the aerospace industry, a state legislator said Thursday during a hearing on his plan to restrict the use of drones.

Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Moore, held an interim legislative study on the use of drones before the House Energy and Aerospace Committee.

Wesselhoft wrote a bill last session to restrict the use of drones by law enforcement for surveillance on citizens without a warrant or placing weapons on the vehicles, but he agreed to stall the measure at the request of Gov. Mary Fallin, who was concerned it could affect the state’s burgeoning aerospace industry.

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