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Hargrove sponsors bill to regulate drones

January 24th, 2014 - 5:31am

(Olympia) The area's state Senator wants new regulations on the use of unmanned aircraft.

Sen. Jim Hargrove has introduced a bill that would require law enforcement to get a court order to use drones for any use for collecting data that could be used to identify a person.

Hargrove's bill also would require permission from the state or local government officials before any agency buys a drone. Hargrove says he's not against using drones.

Eight Democratic senators and three Republicans are co-sponsoring the bill.

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