Last year, Boeing stepped in to defeat the Washington bill, so this one has a ways to go.

Wash. House passes drone, government surveillance bill

from sUAS News

February 19, 2014

droneside-300x298OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state House on Monday passed two bills that would restrict the use of drones and government surveillance in Washington state.


House Bill 2789, which was approved by an 83-15 vote, would limit the purchase and use of unmanned aircraft systems by state and local agencies.

Under the measure, state agencies and municipal governments could only obtain drones or other unmanned aircraft after getting approval from their governing body. The drones could only be used with a search warrant…read more

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