TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- A bill to ban the use of unmanned drones for routine law enforcement was approved by the Florida House of Representatives.
The vote was unanimous, and the bill is headed for the governor.
Representative Rich Workman says law abiding Floridians shouldn't have to worry about big brother having eyes in the sky.
"This will prohibit our police agencies in the state from using drones to, if you'll excuse the expression, willy-nilly surveilling the citizens of the great state of Florida," he said.
The governor says privacy should be protected, and adds that he looks forward to signing the bill into law.
But the bill is not an absolute ban.
Police would still be able to use unmanned drones during emergencies or if they get a warrant from a judge.