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WI lawmaker set to unveil drone legislation


MADISON (WKOW) -- A bipartisan group of Wisconsin lawmakers is scheduled to unveil legislation that would ban the use of drones in Wisconsin.

Rep. Tyler August is a Republican from Lake Geneva. His proposal would prohibit a law enforcement agency or any individual from using a drone equipped with video or audio equipment, or one that uses a weapon.

The bill is intended to protect people's privacy. The language in the legislation would say that law enforcement officers may only use drones for certain purposes such as a manhunt.

Current law does not provide such guidelines.

August and three other lawmakers will announce the bill at a Capitol news conference Thursday.

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