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MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 16, 2014 11:07 AM
From: Senator Richard Kasunic
To: All Senate members
Subject: Interference with Hunting/Fishing using Unmanned Aircraft
 
In the near future, I plan to introduce two pieces of legislation that would prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft to interfere or disturb an individual who is lawfully engaged in hunting or fishing.  Exemptions to the prohibition are provided in both bills for wildlife/waterways conservation officers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife officers, law enforcement, and military. 

This issue arises out of concerns raised by sportsmen in Massachusetts regarding the use of unmanned aircraft to collect video footage of individuals who were lawfully hunting or fishing.  Last year, Illinois enacted legislation, similar to what I plan to introduce, to ensure that hunters and fisherman are not subject to harassment by the use of unmanned aircraft.  

If you have any additional questions on this legislation please contact my office.



Document #1

Introduced as SB1332

Description: This bill would amend Title 34, the Game Code, to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft to interfere or disturb an individual who is lawfully engaged in hunting.
 

Document #2

Introduced as SB1334

Description: This bill would amend Title 30, the Fish Code, to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft to interfere or disturb an individual who is lawfully engaged in fishing.