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Work around Federal ban on "no drone zones" at prisons

Legislative Summary: SB6: A BILL to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems to deliver or attempt to deliver contraband to a place of incarceration.

Analysis by BFV Law: Federal law prohibits states from establishing "no drone zones" around prisons and from deploying counter-drone measures. Senate Bill 6 appears to be an attempted work around that could permit law enforcement to monitor and prevent drone operations around prisons. Georgia law already makes it a crime to give anything to persons in custody without the warden's permission. Senate Bill 6 makes it a crime to intentionally use an unmanned aircraft system to violate the anti-contraband law.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House166-4-10, Vote #315 on Mar/28/19; Passed Senate 50-0-4, Vote #323 on Mar/29/19; State Sen. Nikema Williams voted YES; Signed by Governor Brian Kemp on Apr/28/19

Source: BFVLaw.com on Georgia legislative voting record SB6 , Mar 29, 2019

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