AZ Senate to debate statewide rules on drones

Posted at 6:25 AM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 08:25:28-05
Legislation creating a comprehensive state policy on drone use that includes a ban on cities and towns making their own rules is set for debate in the Arizona Senate.
Wednesday's scheduled action on Senate Bill 1449 comes after weeks of negotiations by Republican Sen. John Kavanagh, cities and towns and other groups interested in the proposed rules.
Businesses that hope to use drones commercially are pushing for uniform statewide rules.
The bill makes it a crime to use drones if they interfere with law enforcement or fire operations or if they are photograph sensitive locations like nuclear power plants.
The bill also makes it a crime to videotape people in their yards in some cases.