Vermont Rep. calls for domestic drone regulation
By Justin Haas
Welch said, "Drone licenses are going to explode. The Federal Aviation Administration ... may be issuing up to 20,000 private licenses for the use of drones."
The legislation Welch is sponsoring would require private organizations to apply for a permit to use a drone and make the data collected by the drone available for public use.
Welch also said, "The goal here is to make certain that as we have this new technology that has a capacity to do good, (it) does not compromise the privacy rights that Vermonters and American citizens have."