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California Takes On Questions Drones Create

Don McCullough, flickr
 

Don McCullough, flickr

If your neighbor flies a drone into your yard without permission, is that trespassing? Should you be allowed to fly your drone over a state park? Those are some of the questions that will be addressed at the Senate Judiciary hearing, which will primarily focus on how drones affect our private lives.

Democratic Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson chairs the committee. She says while there are many unknowns surrounding drones, one thing is clear in the state Constitution.

"California says among our fundamental rights are the rights of life liberty property and privacy. It’s right there in all its glory," she says. "And it is something that the people of California have determined to be a very, very important and fundamental right to have."

Jackson says drones also raise questions about free speech and public safety.