Yesterday, the House State Affairs Committee killed SB 1134, Sen. Chuck Winder’s drone privacy bill. Today, the committee has voted to reconsider it. Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said some amendments are in the works; Rep. Gayle Batt, R-Wilder, said she worked with a bipartisan group of committee members and the ACLU to craft amendments.
Rep. Lynn Luker, R-Boise, said the proposed amendment “takes out the commercial aspect of it, which was wide as a barn door,” removing an exemption for commercial photography; adds a requirement for a warrant for specifically targeted attempts to gather information about people or private property; and makes several other changes, including altering the civil penalty provisions.
The committee voted unanimously to send the bill to general orders in the House for amendments.