Defunding Surveillance Drones
AMENDMENT TO H.R. [XXXX], AS REPORTED
OFFERED BY [NAME OF MEMBER] OF [STATE]
At the end of the bill insert the following:
Sec. [XXX]. None of the funds made available under this or any other Act, or any prior Appropriations Act may be used by any person or entity acting under the authority, or funded in whole or in part by, the Government of the United States to use or operate a drone or any other “unmanned aircraft” defined in section 331 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 40101 note) to gather evidence or other information pertaining to criminal conduct or conduct in violation of a statute or regulation except to the extent authorized in a warrant that satisfies the requirements of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States except to patrol national borders, to prevent or deter illegal entry of any persons or illegal substances, the law enforcement party possesses reasonable suspicion that under particular circumstances, swift action to prevent imminent danger to the life of an individual is necessary, or to counter a high risk of a terrorist attack by a specific individual or organization, when the Secretary of Homeland Security determines credible intelligence indicates there is such a risk.