Bill Would Give DOJ, DHS Power to Take Action Against ‘Malicious’ UAS

The legislation would allow them to “detect, identify, monitor and track the UAS without prior consent … Applauding the newly introduced Senate bill is the Small UAV Coalition, which has released the following statement: “The Preventing Emerging …

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San Bernardino County supervisor sends letter in support of drone bill

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign into law proposed legislation to impose stiffer penalties on drone operators who obstruct firefighters and other emergency responders. Senate Bill 168 , authored by Sen.

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Drone bill shot down by Gov. Brown

A state bill that would have banned the flying of drones over private property had its rotors clipped by a governor’s veto. Senate bill 142, authored by Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, would have created a no-fly zone of 350 feet over private property and would have made drone pilots liable for any damage or injury caused by the unmanned machines. “Drone technology certainly raises novel …

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