NJ to ban drunken dron­ing

New York Post - - NEWS - AP

New Jer­sey law­mak­ers passed leg­is­la­tion Thurs­day that would make it il­le­gal to op­er­ate a drone while drunk.

The Demo­cratic-led Se­nate ap­proved the leg­is­la­tion 39-0.

The vote comes as at least 38 states are con­sid­er­ing drone leg­is­la­tion this year, with many go­ing be­yond ex­ist­ing Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion reg­u­la­tions.

The New Jer­sey bill would make op­er­at­ing a drone un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol a dis­or­derly per­sons of­fense, which car­ries a sen­tence of up to six months in prison, a $1,000 fine or both.

It also would make us­ing a drone to hunt wildlife and en­dan­ger peo­ple or prop­erty a sim­i­lar of­fense.

The leg­is­la­tion has al­ready cleared a com­mit­tee in the Demo­cratic-con­trolled As­sem­bly.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.