A pre-filed bill, from Representative Casey Guernsey (r):
HB 46 Establishes the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act which prohibits unwarranted intrusion through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles commonly known as drones, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Guernsey, Casey (002)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2013
LR Number: 371H.01I
Last Action: 12/05/2012 – Prefiled (H)
I can’t wait to read the full text of the bill when it becomes available.
It appears that the republican controlled General Assembly is seriously working on a number one ranking for next year:
America’s 50 Worst State Legislatures
By Tim Murphy | Wed Dec. 5, 2012 3:03 AM PST
….(7) Missouri: “What in the world is happening in Missouri?,” asked The Atlantic’s Andrew Cohen in April. “Don’t state lawmakers there have more important things to do with their time, and more practical causes to advance on behalf of their many constituents, than ginning up one unconstitutional piece of legislation after another?” A cursory glance at the state Legislature’s 2012 activity reveals that the answer is an emphatic no.
Cohen’s concern at the time was HB 1534, which made it a crime for any federal official to attempt to enforce the Affordable Care Act while in the confines of the Show Me State-something that is many kinds of not legal. He might also have noted GOP state Rep. Shane Schoeller’s voter suppression bill, which would have made it impossible for members of the armed services to vote by absentee ballot (also many kinds of not legal), or GOP Rep. Lyle Rowland’s birther bill, which passed the state house in March. Rowland told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the timing of the bill-which would have required presidential candidates to provide a birth certificate to the secretary of state-was merely a coincidence and had nothing to do with President Obama.
Not content to write a bad idea into law, state Republicans decided to literally set it in stone. In May, GOP speaker of the House Steven Tilley inducted Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians at the state Capitol-a move he announced only 25 minutes prior to the unveiling of the oversized bronze bust of Limbaugh’s head.
The odds are definitely good, and, since the right wingnuts are in control, definitely odd.