March 5, 2013

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Rep. Scott Kawasaki

NEWS: Rep. Kawasaki Files Bill to Protect Privacy Rights from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Searches

JUNEAU – Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) filed legislation today to protect Alaskans from private invasion by unmanned aerial vehicles. The legislation (HB 159) would require that a judicial warrant be obtained before using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly referred to as “drones” to gather information similar to warrants obtained currently by law enforcement. It would also make it illegal to operate a drone on the premises of another person without the aforementioned warrant.

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Rep. Scott Kawasaki

Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: TODAY: Operating Budget Testimony Begins

The Budget is a Moral Document

For the first half of the 90-day session, the House has been working diligently in budget subcommittees to learn the needs, challenges and areas for reductions and investments in the state Operating Budget. This budget funds stuff like troopers, parks and recreation, schools and the general, daily operations for our state. We will tackle the issue of a capital budget for roads, rails, runways and energy projects at a later time. Education, protecting our oil wealth, and ensuring adequate health and human services were some of the critical operating budget issues we have been studying.

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Juneau AK, 99801