Bill Would Establish Strict Rules For Drone Use



Share | |
(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Supporters of the bill say it would establish some of the nation's strictest standards. Those would include a requirement for law enforcement agencies to get warrants except in certain emergencies. 

Agencies would also be required to notify the public when they intended to use drones and the data collected by unmanned aircraft would be destroyed within six months.  It would also be illegal for public entities to arm their drones.

The bill has bipartisan support, though it is opposed by several California law enforcement organizations, who prefer the same rules that currently apply to manned aircraft. 

They object to destroying the data after six months, noting that investigations often take longer than that. The measure moves next to the state Senate.

Capitol Coverage

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Hound Hunting Ban Targeted For Repeal

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    One of the biggest battles at the California state Capitol two years ago is back for another debate. Hunting groups want to repeal the ban on using dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Back to Work for Calif. Lawmakers After Spring Break

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    More than 50 committee hearings, ethics training and a new special legislative session are on the docket for California lawmakers this week as they return to the Capitol following their spring break.

We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter

We Get Support From:

Become a Supporter