UAVs: CEA Praises California, Congress for Drone Support
The Consumer Electronics Association issued a pair of statements on Thursday, thanking California Gov. Jerry Brown and the U.S. House Judiciary Committee for their support of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
First, CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro applauded Gov. Brown for vetoing California’s Senate Bill 142, which would have restricted the flight of UAVs over private property.
“While we agree issues of privacy and drones should be addressed, this legislation was the wrong approach,” Shapiro said in a statement. “With this veto, the Governor has set a path for drones and other unmanned aircrafts to continue revolutionizing a wide array of consumer and commercial activities, creating new businesses and jobs and providing life-changing solutions.”