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Rep. John Lesch Talks Drone Legislation in Minnesota

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Qwadjok, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Qwadjok

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    This seems like something DJI should be made aware of so they can be involved in fighting this legislation. PhantomDave has been on the forefront here also and has a list of all the state representatives e-mail addresses. The message needs to be pounded home that drone aircraft used by military forces and law enforcement is not the same as hobbyists using radio controlled aircraft and that language needs to be inserted into this new bill protecting hobbyists. If this become slaw, other states will enact it as well, so if you all think this won't affect you, think again.

    Seems he should be spending time going after abusive agencies rather than the hobby pilot.

    See news interview here.

    http://www.kstp.com/article/12303/?vid=4981639&v=1

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  2. Qwadjok

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    Doesn't matter where you are STUCK at, your state could be next.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I don't think DJI is going to be doing much from China. We should be contacting our representatives as mentioned. I would really like seeing some support from AMA. They are dealing with the FAA and some states with regards to legislation. I'd like to see them get involved in this as well.

    As far as Quadzilla, I don't understand all of the rudeness that goes on in this forum. Moderation needs to get stepped up. Quadzilla, this legislation is going on across the country. Hopefully none of it will stand up to appeal but I'd rather not be the one paying those attorney fees.

    Pick your state, most have legislation being considered... http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov ... gislation/
     
  4. ianwood

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    There's nothing wrong with states looking to legislate around the use of unmanned civilian aerial vehicles as long as they're not being obtuse about it. Seems some states are being more progressive about it than others.
     
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    Interesting in the interview Lesch maintains the bill only applies to government agencies, when in fact a subdivision (2.4 or something) mentions private use by private citizens.
     
  6. Qwadjok

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    It sure does. PhantomDave informed me of this since I've been out of state a lot lately and it needs to be addressed more, no matter what state you are STUCK in according to quadzillaroo.