A measure that would have made it a crime to take certain pictures on a farm without the owner's permission was turned down by the Florida Legislature on Wednesday.
Under the so-called "Ag Gag" bill, photographing or videotaping "abusive, unsanitary or otherwise dangerous or illegal activity on a farm" could subject a person to criminal prosecution and imprisonment.
It was aimed at activists who want to go onto a farm and do undercover videos.
Legislators stripped the "Ag Gag" provisions from an omnibus agriculture bill that later passed. Read more.
Meanwhile, the Iowa Legislature is about to take up a simillar measure. House File 589 would make it illegal to videotape at farms or other animal operations while undercover.