Iowa legislation to restrict drones passes first step

Legislation has been introduced in the Iowa State House that would regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to protect the privacy rights of citizens.

HF427 was introduced last year by Rep. Jason Schultz (R-18) and was lying dormant in the Public Safety Committee ever since. In January, it was reassigned to a subcommittee for an initial hearing and vote. Today, the subcommittee approved the bill, moving it on to the next step  – consideration and vote in the full committee.