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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:12 PM

New Hampshire bill proposes aerial photography ban

New Hampshire bill proposes aerial photography ban

Neal Kurk (R), member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives since 1986 has recently sponsored HB 619-FN to make aerial photography illegal in their state, which many are considering a look into the future. States are currently struggling with how to deal with advances in drone technology, particularly mini-drones, fueled by fears not only that the federal government is using drones on U.S. soil, but are using them abroad not only to take out terrorists, but suspected terrorists, even if American.

Much media attention has been showered on the topic, bringing light to the full array of uses, not just the CIA’s implementation of the technologies. According to Fox News, the Federal Aviation Administration has already granted 327 licenses, and it projects as many as 10,000 licensed systems by 2017.

New Hampshire’s proposed aerial photography ban states the following:
A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if such person knowingly creates or assists in creating an image of the exterior of any residential dwelling in this state where such image is created by or with the assistance of a satellite, drone, or any device that is not supported by the ground. This prohibition shall not apply where the image does not reveal forms identifiable as human beings or man-made objects. In this paragraph, “dwelling” means any building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more individuals.

http://agbeat.com/business-news/aerial-photography-ban-proposed-for-all-but-government/


The bill is here:
http://www.nhliberty.org/bills/view/2013/HB619

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT prohibiting images of a person’s residence to be taken from the air.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Paragraph; Violation of Privacy; Prohibition on Aerial Images of Residence. Amend RSA 644 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

IV-a. A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if such person knowingly creates or assists in creating an image of the exterior of any residential dwelling in this state where such image is created by or with the assistance of a satellite, drone, or any device that is not supported by the ground. This prohibition shall not apply where the image does not reveal forms identifiable as human beings or man-made objects. In this paragraph, “dwelling” means any building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more individuals.

2 Exception. Amend RSA 644, V to read as follows:

V. Paragraphs I , II and IV-a shall not be construed to impair or limit any otherwise lawful activities of law enforcement personnel, nor are paragraphs I , II and IV-a intended to limit employees of governmental agencies or other entities, public or private, who, in the course and scope of their employment and supported by articulable suspicion, attempt to capture any type of visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of a person during an investigation, surveillance, or monitoring of conduct to obtain evidence of suspected illegal activity, the suspected violation of any administrative rule or regulation, a suspected fraudulent insurance claim, or any other suspected fraudulent conduct or activity involving a violation of law, or pattern of business practices adversely affecting the public health or safety.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
Still Sensible Feb 2013 #1
FarCenter Feb 2013 #2
marybourg Feb 2013 #3
justiceischeap Feb 2013 #4
socialindependocrat Feb 2013 #5
Populist_Prole Feb 2013 #6
Warren Stupidity Feb 2013 #7
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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:20 PM

1. Bill would never have been filed by a GOPer

if Cheney was still president!

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:30 PM

2. Can you still use Google maps?

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:37 PM

3. Drones are people too!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:48 PM

4. Wow, so no more beautiful arial photography

or arial shots for movies. I don't think they've thought this through.

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:48 PM

5. If the law is supposed to stop spying then...

Why couldn't you take a picture if you ask the property owner
and get their permission - like a model release?

Suppose you want to take a picture on your own home?

This is really stupid. Another law that bans everything

YEs, and what about goggle maps? Anyone would be able to sue them for breaking the law
just to try and make some money. If everyone in the U.S. sued them they would be out of business.

I think they need to sit and think about this one for a while!

As time goes on we'll have so many laws that we'll be able to be arrested for just going outside your own home.

Let's create a law against audible farts!

or

You can't go outside without combing your hair!

They just keep on making more and more laws!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:54 PM

6. Sounds real enforce-able....NOT!

Gotta be some flag-waving paranoid chickenhawk GOP-er behind this.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:56 PM

7. V: law enforcement exempt.

So this piece of shit looney-tune teabag bullshit law only prevents google and other commercial enterprises from creating their wonderful and useful maps.

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:03 PM

8. Someone needs to do a mockup ... Google Earth with no New Hampshire

Live Free or Die.

How will people ever find Santa's Village or Strawberry Banke?

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