Majority of US states consider passing drone laws

By Neasa MacErlean

26 August 2015 at 00:22 BST

As concerns rise that a proposed privacy law in California could stifle innovation, it emerges that a total of 156 drone bills have been considered by 45 US states with 18 of them passing into law.

Californian lawmakers have passed a bill which prohibits the flying of drones lower than 350 ft (106m) above private property. If Governnor Jerry Brown decides to sign the bill then it will become a trespass violation to fly drones in this zone without permission of the owners of the land below. 

Societal expectations

California state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, author of the bill, said: 'People should be able to sit in their backyards and be in their homes without worrying about drones flying right above them or peering in their windows. We need to balance innovation with personal and societal expectations.'

Source: The Guardian


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