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Thankfully Governor Jerry Brown is taking the right position. Gov. Brown said “Drone technology certainly raises novel issues that merit careful examination,” the statement reads. “This bill, however, while well-intentioned, could expose the occasional hobbyist and the FAA-approved commercial user alike to burdensome litigation and new causes of action.”
The vetoed drone bill included:
One bill would have set steep penalties for hobbyists who fly unmanned aerial drones above wildfires and other emergencies, interfering with firefighting aircraft.
In addition to allowing fines of up to $5,000 and up to six months in jail for violations, the bill would have given emergency responders immunity from liability for damage caused to drones that they knock out of the air with electronic signal-jamming devices.