Radio Controlled Aerial Cinematography

Legislative Win in for Drones in Minnesota

Today, the founders of FLYSAFE attended and testified at a Minnesota House hearing on a proposed drone ban led by Rep. Phyllis Kahn, a Minneapolis DFLer.

Information for H. F. No. 1620  2013 – 2014 Regular Session
Short Description: Law enforcement agency prohibited from using drones to gather evidence or other information, drone use by persons prohibited, and federal agency drone use within the boundaries of Minnesota prohibited.

VIEW THE BILL HERE
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF1620&version=latest&session=ls88&session_number=0&session_year=2013

Charles Eide is pictured below giving testimony in opposition to the proposed bill that would make taking any photos using unmanned aerial vehicles without written consent from all parties a felony. Several public testimonies were heard along with input from most of the committee members who mainly had questions about the complexity of the issue. FLYSAFE’s official stance on the issue revolves around protecting the commercial application of UAV (Drone) technology in the marketplace while maintaining personal privacy. This evolving technology has a wide array of benefits to offer along with a sizable economic impact for positive local job growth. The hearing for this bill ended with the Chairman and Committee deciding to “lay over” the bill, meaning it is being delayed for further discussion and needs clarification. This is a good step and small victory for FLYSAFE as it continues to protect and guide the defining legal and commercial uses of unmanned aerial vehicles, drones and every other term given to this technology. Stay tuned for more information as this continues to develop.

FLYSAFE Drone Ban House Hearing

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