AB 670 - An Act to renumber and amend 114.105; to amend 114.04; and to create 114.045, 114.105 (1) and 114.105 (3) of the statutes; Relating to: the operation of drones over state correctional institutions, the authority of political subdivisions to designate areas over which the operation of drones is limited, and providing a penalty.
SB 338 - An Act to amend 29.083 (1), 29.083 (2) (a) (intro.), 29.083 (2) (a) 5., 29.083 (3) and 29.971 (11r) (a); and to create 29.083 (2) (a) 6., 29.083 (2) (a) 7., 29.083 (2) (a) 8. and 29.971 (11r) (am) of the statutes; Relating to: interfering with hunting, fishing, and trapping and providing criminal penalties
Wisconsin Statute 114.04 (2014) - prohibits "dangerous or damaging" flying of UAS over state land and waterways.
On May 23, 2013, the Wisconsin State Legislature enacted Senate Bill (SB) 196 (download below).
SB 196 requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using drones in a place where an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy. The law also creates two new crimes; “possession of a weaponized drone” and “use of a drone.” Use of a drone creates a class A misdemeanor for a person who, with intent, observes another individual in a place where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Possession of a weaponized drone is a class H felony.
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