Bill Status of SB4234  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/7.5
725 ILCS 167/5
725 ILCS 167/15
725 ILCS 167/20
725 ILCS 167/25

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Defines "special event". Deletes "data" from the definition of "information". Provides that "information" does not apply to circumstances in which the drone is used over publicly owned property or private property with prior permission of the owner of the private property when 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 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 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, and to guide emergency response. Provides that information gathered by a drone is subject to the disclosure and exception to disclosure provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Makes other changes. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to make conforming changes.

DateChamber Action
  11/14/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  11/14/2022SenateFirst Reading
  11/14/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die