Drone Restrictions Moving Forward At Oregon Capitol

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New restrictions on drones are moving forward in the Oregon legislature. Lawmakers reached an agreement Tuesday on a measure that would limit the way law enforcement can use unmanned aircraft.

Earlier this year, hobbyists raised a fuss when lawmakers considered a measure that would have required all unmanned aircraft — even a child’s toy — to be registered with the state. The compromise version of the bill removes that requirement.

Instead, it focuses on how law enforcement uses drones. The measure would require cops to get a warrant before using a drone, except when a crime is in progress.

Democratic Senator Floyd Prozanski says it’s meant to limit police from using drones to spy on random people. “We, I think, as citizens are not ready to have that type of presence in our lives.”

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