Colorado Lawmakers Consider Drone Regulations
January 27, 2015 7:45 PM
" DENVER (CBS4) – An incident this week in which a drone crashed on the lawn of the White House is an example of why unmanned aerial vehicles need to be regulated, according to some Colorado lawmakers.
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State Sen. Linda Newell, a Democrat who represents Littleton, said there is little that legally protects a citizen’s privacy when it comes to drones. She is among those in the Colorado Legislature who feel the FAA is taking too long to come up with revised rules on unmanned aircrafts.
“We’ve been waiting on regulations from the FAA for years now and we’re still another 18 months to 24 out,” Newell told CBS4.
In an effort to prevent crashes, the FAA currently restricts drones from flying above 400 feet or within five miles of an airport.
Newell is the author of a bill that would require individuals to get a special permit for drones and police to have a warrant before a drone is used in a law enforcement action "
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