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Drone Regulation Bill Introduced in Legislature

March 4, 2019
The ongoing question of how to regulate drone technology will be considered this year in the California Legislature.
 
Through collaboration with both the League and drone industry stakeholders, Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) has introduced AB 1190 in an attempt to establish a statewide regulatory scheme on the use of drones.

The world of aviation and aerospace is on the cusp of a revolution based on autonomous flight and drone technology. While today’s drones are used for such tasks as inspecting railroad tracks or power lines and assessing wildfires, tomorrow’s larger models will transform industries like construction and retail by carrying heavy cargoes to hard-to-reach places.

The League seeks to advocate for cities to help shape sound drone policy that protects against abuse of drone technology, and urges all cities to have conversations with their residents about drones and how they can be used. 

Visit www.cacities.org/Drones to stay engaged on drone issues in Sacramento, and look for future League communications or action alerts regarding legislative development on drones.


 
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