Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday September 10, 2015

California Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Drones Over Private Property

I know a lot of you are going to have something to say about this so let's get it all out on the table now, shall we? Do you agree with the governor vetoing this bill?

The bill, spearheaded by state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, would have banned quadcopters from flying below 350 feet around private properties -- at least, not without the permission of the building's owner, anyway. It passed both the state Assembly and state Senate in August, prompting opposition from GoPro and advocacy groups with ties to Amazon and Google. Brown has now dismissed the bill, however, because of its potential to "expose the occasional hobbyist and FAA-approved commercial user to burdensome litigation."