from Seattle PI
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House grounded a Senate-backed bill Tuesday that sought to restrict the use of drones on private property in Louisiana.
The House criminal justice committee voted 7-6 to reject the proposal from Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, after hearing opposition from environmental and media organizations who criticized the proposal as too broad.
Democrat Rep. Helena Moreno, a former news reporter from New Orleans, broke the tie by voting against the measure, killing the bill.
Under the bill, a person couldn’t use a drone on private property to capture sounds and images without the owner’s consent. The measure had exceptions for law enforcement and the military, among others.