IL SB1788 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 9 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-03-10 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Defines "emotionally disturbed person" and "special event". Deletes "data" from the definition of "information". Provides that the Act does not apply to the use of drones by a law enforcement agency under circumstances in which the drone is used over publicly owned property or private property with permission and the purpose is training peace officers, public relations, conducting infrastructure inspections, or other similar non-law enforcement purposes. Permits the use of a drone by a law enforcement agency if the law enforcement agency is assisting an emotionally disturbed person, and is not also undertaking a criminal investigation. Permits the use of a drone by a law enforcement agency at a special event to prepare for or monitor crowd size, density, and movement; assess public safety staffing; or to monitor the safety of the participants. Provides that if the special event is occurring on private property, the use of a drone shall be authorized by the owners or organizers prior to flight. Provides that a law enforcement agency may use a drone to respond to Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) dispatched calls for service, when the primary purpose for the response is to locate or assist victims, or both, identify offenders, or guide emergency response. Provides that information gathered by a drone is subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to make conforming changes.

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2023-03-10SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2023-02-21SenateAssigned to Executive
2023-02-09SenateReferred to Assignments
2023-02-09SenateFirst Reading
2023-02-09SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sue Rezin

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