Sarah Nilsson JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah NilssonJD, PhD, MAS


City of Hudson Municipal Ordinance


Town of Greenfield Municipal Ordinance


Outagamie County Ordinance 10.195 and 10.35


Green Bay Code Section 27.310


Chetek City Code 118-89



Drones in the news

May 2020 - Legal Research: Are Your Clients Flying Drones Legally?





Bill History

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AB 433 - failed to pass


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.


AB 671 - failed to pass


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


SB 497 - failed to pass


SB 498 - failed to pass


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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