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SB 142 CA Drone law Vetoed!

Discussion in 'News' started by johnv, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. johnv

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    Maybe we played a part Brown vetoed the 350' rule!
     
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  2. LuvMyTJ

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    Please post some content like a link or some detail. Many people here do not live in California and have no clue about such things. ;)

    Here is a link with some details...

    Governor vetoes drone bill, signs revenge porn measure

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday vetoed legislation to restrict the use of drones over private property.

    The legislation would have made flying a drone lower than 350 feet above private property without consent a trespass violation.
    "Drone technology certainly raises novel issues that merit careful examination," Brown wrote in his veto message. "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.

    Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), author of the bill, has said the measure would prevent camera-equipped drones from peeping into windows or other invasions of privacy.
    An organization representing news photographers had urged the governor to veto the bill, SB 142, saying it would be impossible to comply with or enforce.
    The National Press Photographers Assn. said news photographers using drones could be sued if the vehicles strayed onto someone’s property while “gathering newsworthy information at a different nearby location.”
    The organization also said it could be difficult for property owners to determine a drone’s exact altitude or location, which could prompt erroneous legal claims.
     
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    Great News!!!

    Big money had a nice, long talk with him. You can count on it. But I'm siding with drone big money too on this one!
     
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  4. LuvMyTJ

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    This sentence... "The organization also said it could be difficult for property owners to determine a drone’s exact altitude or location, which could prompt erroneous legal claims." I can agree with 100%!
     
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    Setting aside the fact that the state does not have the jurisdiction to regulate airspace....
     
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    This is great news!
     
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    I told you so! As a lawyer, he knew it was unconstitutional! He may be a lunatic, but he's not crazy! :p

    I wouldn't count on it. However, vetoing it certainly keeps the litigious neighbors out of our hair, so we can continue to go about our business, which is flying, instead of litigating our right to fly where necessary to get the shot, even if we incidentally need to fly over private property through FAA controlled airspace to do so! :cool:
     
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    Right on the power of the pen done correctly!

    My letter asked to him was.. In short
    To ponder when the last time or if ever did you see someone flying a drone?
    Other than a few bad apples on TV news.
     
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    This is very good news for those of us in CA and will certainly be cited by opponents of similar bills in other states. Thanks to everyone who lobbied in opposition!
     
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    i just did a web search this a.m. on that bill. as brown stated, "its too broad". guarantee there will be another one soon.
    great news though.
     
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    Yes, when they pass one that isn't preempted by FAA control of the airspace we fly through, beware! In the mean time, fly happily and not recklessly, and we'll all be just fine!:cool:
     
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    How about California SB-271 Unmanned aircraft systems?
     
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    Google, Amazon and Apple lawyers all together could deal with this Hannah-Beth Jackson and her brainless bills
     
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    SB-271 was presented to Gov. Brown yesterday for signature. I think he has 10 days to sign or veto it. For those not following the bill numbers, this is the one prohibiting intentional drone flights below 350' AGL over public schools during school hours unless otherwise permitted. I think he will sign this one.
     
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    Oh yeah, attach "for the children" to any piece of legislation to increase the odds of success tremendously!
     
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    So much for any aerial drone coverage of high school football games or sporting events without prior written permission, or a 333 exemption! This would make it illegal if you otherwise descend below 350 feet!:eek:
     
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    Brown is too busy trying to restrict our water and gasoline. He has no time for drones unless it has to do with robes and global warming.
     
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    I'm sure there is a global warming angle in there somewhere! :eek:
     
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