washington-state-flagWashington State has two bills that are specifically about surveillance and warrants. Both bills passed the senate on Feb 2014 but not yet have become laws. Both laws can be summed up to:

AN ACT Relating to protecting Washington citizens from warrantless surveillance, reducing liability, and establishing clear standards under which agencies may utilize unmanned aerial vehicles; adding a new chapter to Title 10 RCW; prescribing penalties; and declaring an emergency. Below are the bills and link to the bill’s text.

SB 6172 Protecting Washington citizens from warrantless surveillance, reducing liability, and establishing clear standards under which agencies may utilize unmanned aerial vehicles.

HB 1771 Establishing standards for the use of public unmanned aircraft systems.

For further research visit Washington State Legislature and search for Unmanned Aerial and Drones

Do not forget to always abide by the FAA regulations  no matter where you fly.

Do:

  • Fly your Drone below 400 FT
  • Fly with local clubs
  • Inspect your aircraft before you fly
  • Take a lesson before you fly

Don’t

  • 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