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California governor Jerry Brown vetoes controversial bill on drone restrictions

Written by Cio
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  • Cio
  • 3 years ago
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A California bill that would have forced drones to fly at a minimum height of 350 feet (107 meters) over private property has been vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown in the wake of criticism that it could have damaged the state’s drone industry and the economy at large.

Senate Bill 142, had it become law, could have dealt a blow not only to hobbyists but to the aspirations of companies like Amazon.com that are aiming to make deliveries using drones.

The requirement to ask permission from property owners to fly below 350 feet would have forced companies to ask for permission from neighbors before making a delivery to a particular location.

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