TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey Legislature is considering a measure making it illegal to operate a drone while drunk.
The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday.
It cleared an Assembly committee on Monday.
The bill would make operating a drone while under the influence a disorderly persons offense, which carries a sentence of up to six months in prison, a $1,000 fine, or both. It also would make using a drone to hunt wildlife and endanger people or property a similar offense.
The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone legislation this year, going beyond the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations.
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