AL Legislature reviewing bill limiting drone use in hunting, fishing

AL Legislature reviewing bill limiting drone use in hunting, fishing

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Over the past few months, the Federal Aviation Administration has required drone users to register their aircrafts while also restricting where they can be flown.

Now, state senator Arthur Orr is presenting legislation that could add to that list of do's and don'ts.

According to a recent bill, the law would prohibit the use of an unmanned aircraft systems to fly over certain designated manufacturing and commercial facilities without the owner's permission.

There would also be penalties for disrupting the operation of manned flights and motor vehicles.

Furthermore, the law would prohibit the use of drones where people are hunting and fishing, either as form of surveillance or as aid for those searching for game.

The bill also calls for the restricted use of drones by government agencies.

No votes have been taken on this bill yet, as it's currently being reviewed by the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee.

Meanwhile, a nationwide panel of drone industry experts just is calling for the FAA to relax its rules on drone use.

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