City Council Bills Take Aim At Drones In NYC

City Council Bills Take Aim At Drones

Vallone’s bill would regulate drones by keeping them below 400 feet and far away from sensitive places such as airports, stadiums and schools, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.

“We are not really looking to tackle someone who got a gift under the Christmas tree and they are doing it in their backyard or a park,” Vallone said.

Those who break the law could face fines of up to $1,000, Vallone said.

“There will finally be something in place for NYPD and our enforcement agencies to say, ‘This is not acceptable anymore,’” Vallone said.

Under Vallone’s bill, using drones for surveillance — such as spying on neighbors — would also be prohibited. It, too, would make an exception for city agencies, such as the NYPD.

“These bills are very important steps on the road to creating some regulations in an

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