Chapter 1.30


1.30.010    Definitions.

1.30.020    Restrictions on Gathering Evidence.

1.30.030    Use of Unmanned Aircraft – Exigent Circumstances.

1.30.040    Remedies for Violations of this Chapter – Use of Information Obtained.

1.30.010 Definitions.

As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

"Drone" means any powered aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload but does not include satellites.

"Unmanned Aircraft" means an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.

(Ord. 2013-28s § 1 (part), 2013)

1.30.020 Restrictions on Gathering Evidence.

No County department or agency shall use a drone or other unmanned aircraft to gather evidence or other information pertaining to criminal conduct or conduct in violation of a statute, ordinance, regulation or rule, except as authorized by state and federal law. (Ord. 2013-28s § 1 (part), 2013)

1.30.030 Use of Unmanned Aircraft – Exigent Circumstances.

The provisions of this Chapter do not prohibit the use of a drone when exigent circumstances exist. (Ord. 2013-28s § 1 (part), 2013)

1.30.040 Remedies for Violation of this Chapter – Use of Information Obtained.

No information obtained or collected in violation of the provisions of this Chapter may be admissible as evidence in an administrative hearing conducted pursuant to Chapter 1.22 PCC. (Ord. 2013-28s § 1 (part), 2013)