Existing law prohibits criminal surveillance, which is committed when a person intentionally engages in surveillance while trespassing in a private place This bill would further provide for that crime by prohibiting the use of an unmanned aircraft system to take photographs, video, or audio of another, without that individual's consent, in a manner that would invade that individual's reasonable expectation of privacy
Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general law whose purpose or effect would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds from becoming effective with regard to a local governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote unless: it comes within one of a number of specified exceptions; it is approved by the affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to the entity for the purpose
The purpose or effect of this bill would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, the bill does not require approval of a local governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to become effective because it comes within one of the specified exceptions contained in the amendment
To amend Sections 13A-11-30 and 13A-11-32, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to offenses against privacy; to provide further for the crime of criminal surveillance; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.
|April 16, 2019||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Transportation and Energy|
|Bill Text||SB 306 - Introduced|