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House passes bill prohibiting drone ownership for sex offenders


The Arkansas House of Representatives has passed a bill that would prohibit registered sex offenders from owning or operating a drone.

HB1125, sponsored by Rep. Brian S. Evans (R-Cabot), would prohibit Level 3 and Level 4 sex offenders from “purchasing, owning, possessing, using, or operating an unmanned aircraft for private use; and other purposes.”

The House also passed HB1178 which reduces the number of hours required for the licensure of a community paramedic, and HB1091

According to the House summary of business on Wednesday, the latter bill “…states that for purposes of employment in Arkansas earning a high school diploma through the passage of a nationally recognized high school equivalency exam, such as the GED test, shall be treated the same as the receipt of a high school diploma from an accredited Arkansas secondary school.”

The House will reconvene on Thursday at 11 a.m.

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