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S.505: A bill to prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.

About this Bill

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Sponsor Ted Cruz, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 7, 2013
Latest Major Action March 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Prohibits the federal government from using a drone (unmanned aircraft) to kill a U.S. citizen located in the United States.

Makes such prohibition inapplicable to an individual who poses an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury to another.

States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to allow the killing of a U.S. citizen located in the United States without due process of law.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 11, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 22.
March 7, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.