This city ordinance created restrictions on drone activity and flight within the Town of Los Alamitos. (Reinforces FAA)
This city ordinance banned flying within 25 feet of another individual, excepting the drone pilot. Enforces FAA Regs.This city ordinance also prohibits takeoffs and landings within 500 feet of a special event or emergency response without a city-issued temporary use permit, and any violation of an FAA temporary flight restriction or notice to airmen.
This city ordinance gives local authorities the power to enforce FAA drone-related regulations by making violations of FAA regulations a misdemeanor. This city ordinance also places limits on how close a drone can fly to a school or public event.
This ordinance requires drone operators to obtain an operating permit and identification number given by Hermosa Beach in order to fly. It is also states that drones should not be flown less than 350 feet above a public school.
The National Park Service has banned the use of drones in all Golden Gate National Parks in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Berkeley PROCLAIM BERKELEY A NO DRONE ZONE AND ENACT AN ORDINANCE TO THAT EFFECT (download below)
Los Angeles Ordinance 183912 - Council File no. 15-0927 - effective December 2, 2015
Drones are now a permanent part of the LAPD's arsenal - Sept 10, 2019
Drones in the news
Where just the name of the bill or resolution is hyperlinked in black that means that it is not yet law!
Note that bills that are now law are changed to blue font
AB 1662 vetoed by governor
SJR 18 - This measure would request the President of the United States and the United States Secretary of Transportation to allow for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems by farmers and rangeland managers pursuant to emergency rules adopted by the administration, as specified.
(Chaptered on 5-20-16 by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 43, Statutes of 2016.)
SB 807 - 2016-09-29 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 834, Statutes of 2016 - Provides immunity for first responders who damage a UAS that was interfering with the first responder while he or she was providing emergency services.
AB 1680 - makes it a misdemeanor to interfere with the activities of first responders during an emergency.
Senate Bill (SB) 142 (download below) - was vetoed by the governor on September 9, 2015
Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 6 (download below) - to consider California a test site - August 15, 2013
Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 16 (download below) - to recognize the contributions of the aerospace industry to the history, economy, security, and educational system of California, its communities, an its citizens by proclaiming the month of March 2013 as California Aerospace Month
California Assembly Bill (CAB) 856 (download below) - to expand liability for physical invasion of privacy to additionally include a person knowingly entering into the airspace above the land of another person without permission.
AB 856 prohibits entering the airspace of an individual in order to capture an image or recording of that individual engaging in a private, personal, or familial activity without permission. This legislation is a response to the use of UAS by the paparazzi.
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