The Seattle Times is demanding that Governor Jay Inslee veto a drone-regulating bill passed by the Washington State Legislature this year. Last year, Boeing helped kill a bill that similarly sought to regulate drones.
What's the problem with this year's bill? According to the Times, it's a bunch of bills crammed into one, and:
Nothing in EHB 2789 addresses the use of drones by the private sector for business or recreation. Lawmakers narrowly focused instead on clamping down on government and law enforcement.
The ACLU says that's a great start, and has called this bill an important step in steering us away from a surveillance society. "Currently," the group notes, "Washington law contains no limits on government uses of this technology."