(Greenfield) Greenfield Republican Representative Clel Baudler says he is “deeply” concerned about drones and the lack of regulation on them. Baudler says as drones become more affordable we will see all kinds of problems with them.
“For example; if someone has a neighbor he or she doesn’t like, gets a drone and fly’s over the neighbor’s backyard and takes pictures and puts them on the internet,” said Baudler. “That is a form of bullying and harassment.”
Baudler says state agencies use them and the public should know exactly what they are using them for, and the public should be able to access that information that is being gathered and stored.
“I don’t want to restrict a farmer who thinks he has to have a drone to go out and check his cattle, however, my dad would kick his way out of a grave to see that,” exclaimed Baudler. “But I don’t want to restrict things like that.”
Baudler says the state should adopt some guidelines and penalties if these unmanned aircraft are used in a harmful way. He says he will be re-visiting a bill this session that he drew up last year that addresses this issue.
January 20, 2014