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 Bill Status of SB2937  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  DRONE SURVEIL-LAW ENFORCEMENT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Daniel Biss - Michael Connelly

House Sponsors
(Rep. Ann Williams  and Mary E. Flowers)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/1/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0831

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
725 ILCS 167/40 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Provides that except as provided in the Act, a law enforcement agency may not acquire information from or direct the acquisition of information through the use of a drone owned by a private third party. Provides that in the event that law enforcement acquires information from or directs the acquisition of information through the use of a privately owned drone under the Act, any information so acquired is subject to the retention and disclosure requirements of the Act. Provides that nothing in the Act prohibits private third parties from voluntarily submitting information acquired by a privately owned drone to law enforcement. Provides that in the event that law enforcement acquires information from the voluntary submission of that information whether under a request or on a private drone owner's initiative, the information is subject to the retention and disclosure requirements of the Act.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
725 ILCS 167/15

Allows use of a drone without a search warrant, if a law enforcement agency is using a drone during a disaster or public health emergency. The use of a drone does not require an official declaration of a disaster or public health emergency prior to use. The drone may be used to obtain information necessary for the determination of whether or not a disaster or public health emergency should be declared, to monitor weather or emergency conditions, to survey damage, or to otherwise coordinate response and recovery efforts. The use of a drone is permissible during the disaster or public health emergency and during subsequent response and recovery efforts. Disaster and public health emergency have the meaning as defined by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/4/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/4/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/19/2014SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  2/26/2014SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
  3/3/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  3/3/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/4/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  3/5/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/5/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended Criminal Law; 009-000-000
  3/5/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 5, 2014
  3/5/2014SenateSecond Reading
  3/5/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 6, 2014
  3/5/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  3/6/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  3/6/2014HouseArrived in House
  3/6/2014HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  3/6/2014HouseFirst Reading
  3/6/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2014HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  4/30/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary; 015-000-000
  4/30/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2014HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/6/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/6/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 103-000-000
  5/9/2014SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/6/2014SenateSent to the Governor
  8/1/2014SenateGovernor Approved
  8/1/2014SenateEffective Date January 1, 2015
  8/1/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0831

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