CALL NOW: Ask the Appropriations Committee to VOTE NO on AB 1327

The California drone bill (AB 1327) is up for a vote on Friday, May 24, before the Appropriations Committee. It is full of atrocious loopholes and allows police to use drones without a warrant — even for traffic accidents! WHAT??!! Call them NOW to ask them to VOTE NO.

CALL NOW:
Mike Gatto, Chair, D, 916-319-2043
Diane Harkey, VC, R, 916-319-2073
Franklin Bigelow, R, 916-319-2005
Raul Bocanegra, D, 916-319-2039
Steven Bradford, D, 916-319-2062
Ian Calderon, D, 916-319-2057
Nora Campos, D, 916-319-2027
Tim Donnelly, R, 916-319-2033
Susan Eggman, D, 916-319-2013
Jimmy Gomez, D, 916-319-2051
Isadore Hall, D, 916-319-2064
Chris Holden, D 916-319-2041
Eric Linder, R, 916-319-2060
Richard Pan, D, 916-319-2009
Bill Quirk, D 916-319-2020
Donald Wagner, R, 916-319-2068
Shirley Weber, D, 916-319-2079
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5 comments

  1. It takes only 15 minutes to call every number!

    Just say: “Hi, I’d like to ask the assemblymember to vote NO on the drone bill, AB1327.”

    Then they may ask for your name and city.

    That’s it! Call now. Thank you!

  2. You are wrong about AB 1327. Law enforcement is opposed to AB 1327 because they feel it is too restrictive. The author took a number of amendments from the ACLU, which no longer has any objections to the legislation. This bill is one of the most restrictive pieces of drone legislation in the country.

    Read the bill.

    If AB 1327 does not pass, then there are NO RESTRICTIONS on drone use in California law.

    Tell these Assemblymembers to SUPPORT AB 1327.

    1. Can’t the legislature or citizens make a much better legislation that either totally bans the technology, or at least warrantless uses from law enforcement? Why allow such exceptions that are so ripe for abuse like “public emergency” and “hot pursuit”, which basically amounts to daily police encounters. This legislation allows drones to be used for everyday situations, which defeats the whole point of having privacy protections in this country.

  3. Spread this world wide, we need, leaders for people, not drones, eh…

  4. “…law enforcement agency, without obtaining a warrant, may use an unmanned aircraft system, or contract for the use of an unmanned aircraft system, system in emergency situations if there is an imminent threat to life or of great bodily harm, including, but not limited to, fires, hostage crises, “hot pursuit” situations if reasonably necessary to prevent harm to law enforcement officers or others, and search and rescue operations on land or water.

    (2) A law enforcement agency, without obtaining a warrant, may use an unmanned aircraft system, or contract for the use of an unmanned aircraft system, to conduct traffic accident investigations system to assess the necessity of first responders in situations relating to traffic accidents or to inspect state parks for illegal vegetation.

    (d) (1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2), a law enforcement agency may use an unmanned aircraft system, or contract for the use of an unmanned aircraft system, system to block, interfere with, or otherwise control communication or data signals of electronic devices only if it has obtained an order of a court pursuant to Section 2518 of Title 18 of the United States Code. signed by a judicial officer obtained prior to the interruption and consistent with the following:

    (A) The order shall include all of the following:

    (i) That probable cause exists…”

    This bill is no good. Agencies do not need this much power and technology.

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