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Mass. Lawmakers Setting Drone Regs

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While state lawmakers are considering rules for drones, budding manufacturers of the unmanned aerial vehicles are raising eyebrows. Jason Walker, Director of Operations at robotics manufacturer CyPhy Works in Danvers, Massachusetts, says he was shocked when he read the bill that has been set before the Joint Committee on Transportation.

Walker tells WBSM’s “Mid-Day Live” the bill limits the use of drones to mainly law enforcement officials, only when a warrant is obtained.

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Walker says there is endless opportunity for businesses when it comes to employing drones, but the current legislation would stifle those opportunities.

Under the bill as it’s currently written, civilians would only be able to use drones in emergency situations, when a person’s life or safetey was in danger.

The bill remains in Committee, and can be changed before it goes before the House and the Senate.

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