New laws could ban drones in Washington
Lawmakers are considering three bills they say would enhance privacy relating to drones and surveillance in Washington state.
The bills, heard Thursday before the House Technology & Economic Development Committee, were introduced by State Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon.
Morris said his intent is to get the rules of the road in place before technology gets too far down the road.
House Bill 2178 would ban the unauthorized use of drones or other unmanned aircraft in the airspace above private property. Two other bills were also heard Thursday. One would prohibit state and local governmental agencies from conducting surveillance on private property using extraordinary sensory devices. Another would allow people to remove content they’ve posted online.