Drones are becoming increasingly popular as a hobby and for commercial purposes and, as a result, Michigan State Legislature considered several bills that would create a ‘no drone zone.' The MAB worked with lawmakers to include ‘news gathering exemption’ in the bill language that allows our members to use drones for news coverage to the extent allowed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The MAB also help draft legislation that would created a Drone Policy Task force that would develop statewide policy recommendations on the operation, use and regulation of drones in Michigan. The bill has now been signed by Governor Snyder into law. Under the newly created law, a member of the broadcasting industry will be appointed to serve on the legislative task force.
Full language of the law can be found HERE.