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Fwd: Petition in Support of Maine Drone Bill

Fri, Mar 29, 2013

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Yes, please send this to everyone you have every known in your entire life in Maine!! 🙂 Seriously, pass it on! To see the bill, go to http://www.mainelegislature.org/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280046602 and click on “Bill Text” and then “Quick View.” The last action was to send it to the Judiciary Committee, apparently because the Attorney General testified that she thought it would hold up the use of drone technology in many good ways: http://www.pressherald.com/politics/Maine-lawmakers-could-take-first-step-to-regulate-drone-use.html While the bill seems primarily directed at law enforcement, key parts of its language are more general, so there may be a problem there, but it seems to me that could be resolved by an amendment limiting it to (a) law enforcement and (b) any actions directed on/against individuals or organizations. ——– Original Message ——————————————- *Please forward to your local lists* Dear friends, The Maine Judiciary Committee meets on April 11 in Augusta (9am on 4th floor) to further discuss the *drone bill* . We want to get lots of concerned citizens there. But at the work session we can’t speak. So the idea is to bring *a petition* with lots of groups and individuals names to hand to the committee. Please consider adding your name. Send it to globalnet@mindspring.com by April 8. For this to work right we need you to sign and to forward to your local lists. Many thanks. Bruce Gagnon —————————————————————- *Petition in support of LD 236 “An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Use”* We, the undersigned organizations and citizens of Maine, request that the Judiciary Committee of the State of Maine legislature fully support LD 236 “An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Use”. We are deeply concerned about the adverse impact drones can have on our civil liberties. It is absolutely necessary that any drone surveillance of private citizens should only be done after obtaining a legal warrant by law enforcement agencies. Name Town Bruce K. Gagnon Bath Mary Beth Sullivan Bath Karen Wainberg Bath Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space Bath _______________________________________________ HCCN mailing list HCCN@mainetalk.org https://mainetalk.org/mailman/listinfo/hccn_mainetalk.org

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