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updated: 4/1/2014 9:00 AM

Wisconsin Senate to consider drone bill

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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Senate is set to vote on a bill restricting drones.

The bipartisan measure would outlaw deploying a drone capable of making video or audio recordings in areas where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy. It also would require police to obtain warrants before using drones to collect evidence except in emergency situations and make it a felony to sell, possess or operate a weaponized drone.

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The Senate passed the bill in February but the Assembly tweaked the language before approving it unanimously in late March. The means the Senate must sign off on the changes. The chamber is set to take them up on Tuesday, the last day of the two-year legislative session.

Approval would send the proposal on to Gov. Scott Walker.

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