Albany Proposes Total Ban on Drones

If you bought your child a drone for the holidays and you live in Albany NY, you may have to check your receipt.  A public hearing at the Albany County Courthouse on December 8 will review a law introduced by Albany county legislative representativeFrank Commisso (District 11) proposing a total ban on drones.

The proposal, which can be read here, states that as drones have gotten less expensive and more available, the need for laws increases.  While the proposal acknowledges that drones may provide useful technology for city agencies, it states that “the increasing density of drones around Albany County poses a significant risk to persons, property and aircraft in Albany County and that the County is responsible for protecting the interests of its citizens.”

Dr. Hans Mumm