Alabama Senate Bill No. 240 (text below) prohibits the use of Drones to interfere with persons legally hunting or fishing ; Senate Bill No. 240 was first read in January 2014 and is still pending. I have included the text from the bill below. For further research of drone laws in Alabama please visit Alabama Legislature and search for Unmanned Aerial and Drones
Do not forget to always abide by the FAA regulations no matter where you fly.
- Fly your Drone below 400 FT
- Fly with local clubs
- Inspect your aircraft before you fly
- Take a lesson before you fly
- Don’t fly your drone beyond line of sight
- Don’t fly near airports or any manned aircraft
- Don’t fly near people or stadiums
- Don’t be careless or reckless, you could be fined if you endanger people or other aircraft
- Don’t fly anything that weighs more than 55lbs.
- Don’t fly for payment or commercial purposes unless specifically authorized by the FAA
Alabama Senate Bill No. 240
SYNOPSIS: Existing law prohibits a person from willfully and knowingly preventing, obstructing, impeding, disturbing, or interfering with another person who is legally hunting or fishing.
This bill would specifically include the use of drones to harass a person who is hunting or fishing within this prohibition.
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT
To amend Section 9-11-270, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to interference with persons legally hunting or fishing; to specifically include the use of drones to harass in the prohibition.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:
Section 1. Section 9-11-270, Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:
(a) No person shall willfully and knowingly prevent, obstruct, impede, disturb, or interfere with, or attempt to prevent, obstruct, impede, disturb, or interfere with any person in legally hunting or fishing pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the law of the State of Alabama.
(b) The prohibition in subsection (a) includes, but is not limited to, the use of a drone to intentionally and knowingly harass a person who is legally hunting or fishing. For purposes of this subsection, a drone is any aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator.”
Section 2. This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.