Oklahoma Bill Would Restrict Use of Drones to Capture Images of Private Property

Oklahoma House Bill 3146, the “Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act,” would limit the circumstances under which drones may be lawfully used. The bill would prohibit the capturing of images “of privately owned real property or of the owner, tenant, occupant, invitee, or licensee of such property with the intent to conduct surveillance,” unless an exclusion applies. It further would create a private right of action for aggrieved parties and would render any improperly obtained footage inadmissible in criminal court. The bill has not yet been referred to a committee.