Rockland Legislature Discussing Drone Regulations

The Legislature will be holding a meeting tonight, which they will open to the public to discuss a potential bill that would limit the use of drones in Rockland County. The legislation was proposed by Legislator Jay Hood after Sheriff Louis Falco spoke out about the risk surrounding the use of drones near the County Jail, including the possibility that inmates could receive items dropped from the air. The law would allow drones in Rockland County to be used in public parks, but without the consent of a property owner could not be used on private property. Law enforcement and emergency workers using the unmanned crafts, which range in size, would allow Federal and State regulations. Violations of the proposed bill would include a $250 fine the first time, $500 for the second, and more than a third in one year could result in one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. The meeting will take place tonight at 7:00 PM at the County Office Building in New City.

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