Frank Mirable: SB926, placing limits on drone surveillance. While not a perfect bill, it does at least put limits on the use of drones and what and how the information is handled. North Carolina and Virginia have moratoriums on the use of drones while they study what their proper role if any should be. Other states, like Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Montana and Oregon have limits on domestic drone use. The ACLU has reported SB926/HB847 to be a step in the right direction to protect the privacy of Marylanders. This bill also helps protect the farming community from possible abuses by the MDE or other environmental agencies.