Governor signs bill restricting drones

Gov. Scott Walker
Gov. Scott Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group of legislators says Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would restrict the use of unmanned drones in Wisconsin.

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

Two Democratic and two Republican bill sponsors issued a statement Tuesday saying Walker had signed the bill into law earlier in the day. A Walker spokeswoman didn’t immediately return telephone and email messages.

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