While the federal government is moving forward with a plan to increase the use of surveillance drones on United States soil, State Senator Bill Haine of Alton is taking a stand against it.

Senator Haine has presented a resolution to the Illinois General Assembly that urges Congress to repeal the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act, which would the use of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace by 2015.

Senator Haine says that he only feels that expanded surveillance should be used under extreme circumstances

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He also takes issue with the term "commercial use" that was included in the Act. Senator Haine says if something isn't done, commercial entities could possibly be able to monitor everything you do with a camera powerful enough to clearly read the print on a piece of paper you are reading.

Senate Resolution 792 is still waiting for approval from the Illinois General Assembly.

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