2-year ban on drones advances in House
A House panel has approved a bill that would put a two-year moratorium on drones in Virginia while lawmakers work to craft regulations for using the unmanned aircraft.
The bill sponsored by Del. Ben L. Cline (R-Rockbridge) passed by a vote of 9 to 4. It now moves to the House of Delegates for a full floor vote.
Currently, there are no drones in operation in the commonwealth, but local law enforcement agencies have expressed interest in acquiring the technology, which is being used in other states.
Some in Virginia, however, have raised concerns about the impact of drone technology on privacy and civil liberties.