So it begins.
“California lawmakers approve drone trespassing crime bills
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers advanced legislation Monday seeking to rein in the use of privacy-invading drones, passing one bill to prevent the use of drones by paparazzi and another making it a trespassing violation to fly drones over private property without permission.
In the state Senate, lawmakers voted 40-0 to approve AB856 by Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, classifying drone use to take pictures or video on private property as an invasion of privacy. “This bill will make paparazzi accountable for the breach of private property boundaries,” said Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, who carried the bill in the Senate.
Meanwhile, the Assembly voted 43-11 on AB856 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, which would create a trespass crime for operating a drone less than 350 feet above ground over private property without consent.”