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California’s drone bill AB1327 would allow law enforcement and public agencies to use drones, in many cases without a warrant. Under this bill, no warrant would be necessary for drone use over traffic accidents, for fires, or to look for marijuana growing in state parks or wilderness, for hot pursuit of a suspect, or if […]

CALL NOW: Ask the Appropriations Committee to VOTE NO on AB 1327

The California drone bill (AB 1327) is up for a vote on Friday, May 24, before the Appropriations Committee. It is full of atrocious loopholes and allows police to use drones without a warrant — even for traffic accidents! WHAT??!! Call them NOW to ask them to VOTE NO. California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations CALL NOW: Mike […]

Berkeley No Drone Zone Meeting – Monday, 3/18

Berkeley No Drone Zone Meeting Monday, March 18, 2013 6pm South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis Street, Berkeley See the Agenda

Drones Shills + Their Drone Privacy Bills

Assemblymen Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) and Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) are the politicians who wrote a bill to give tax exemptions to drone makers. They have both received campaign contributions from major drone manufacturers. And they are also the proposers of California’s drone privacy bill. Gorell and California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom are hosting a conference with drone companies and the politicians who […]

31 States Have Proposed Drone Legislation

Thirty-one states have proposed drone legislation. Here is a handy list for you, with links to the legislation text. Drone Bills (PDF) If you put this list to good use, please let us know by leaving a comment. Thanks! Note: This post was updated to add Alaska.

Gavin Newsom Hosts Drone Conference #aiaaCAUAV

California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is hosting a conference with drone companies and the politicians who want to give them tax breaks. Civilian Applications of UAVs – A California Perspective, a Policy Symposium will be held March 26-28 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Assemblymen Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) and Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), the politicians who wrote a bill […]

Next ACAD Meeting, 3/18

Join us for our next coalition meeting: Monday, March 18 4pm Siegel & Yee 499 14th Street, Suite 300 Oakland, CA 94612