Proposed Pennsylvania ban on using drones to interfere with hunting, fishing, and boating

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1332, introduced April 7, would outlaw “us[ing] an unmanned aircraft in a manner that interferes with another person’s lawful taking of game or wildlife.” (The law already bans many other means of interfering with hunting.) Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1334, also introduced April 7, would do the same as to fishing and boating. I hadn’t known there were drone-related concerns in these contexts, though I can see why there might be.

Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.
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