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Illinois House passes bill regulating drones

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A bill regulating the use of drones by Illinois law enforcement agencies is heading back to the Senate after House approval.

The Illinois House approved the plan with a 105 to 12 vote on Thursday. If it passes, law enforcement agencies would need a search warrant in order to use an unmanned drone to collect information.

However, if the Department of Homeland Security orders drone surveillance in order to prevent a terrorist attack, an exception will be made. Exceptions would also be made in cases of imminent danger and preventing a prisoner from escape.

The Senate had already approved the legislation, but some changes made to the bill in the House require new approval.

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