9.25.14: Senate votes to ban use of drones to hunt animals
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bills in the Michigan Legislature would prohibit the use of a drone to hunt animals.
Legislation approved unanimously Wednesday by the Senate also would ban the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle to interfere with or harass hunters.
Violations of the proposed law would be a misdemeanor and could bring jail time and hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines.
The state Department of Natural Resources says drones haven’t been an issue related to hunting, but lawmakers want to deal with it given the increasing use of drone technology.
The bills now go to the House.