INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some Indiana lawmakers suggest drone users with
nefarious intentions could be flying under the radar under existing laws.
say some operators could be invading people's privacy or capturing images
with the unmanned aerial vehicles. Republican Sen. Eric Koch of Bedford has
proposed a measure that would create four criminal offenses.
Besides barring interference with public safety officials and harassment via
drone, the proposal creates a "remote aerial voyeurism" crime and addresses
penalties for sex offenders operating drones inappropriately. The
misdemeanors could become level 6 felonies if a person has prior unrelated
convictions for the same offense.
Indiana Senate panel held the measure to refine language after discussing it
Tuesday. Some lawmakers say adding existing voyeurism language like
"surreptitious" or "clandestine" could clarify the new aerial voyeurism