Add Virginia to the list of states enacting drone statutes:
The Senate Courts of Justice Committee today approved an amended bill that would effectively ground for two years the use of drones by Virginia law enforcement agencies except in emergencies.
Unlike Oregon, Virginia legislators seem to understand that they can’t regulate the airspace in the state, which is the sole domain of the federal government. So, they’re limiting their surveillance ban to state law enforcement, which they do control. Of course, this ban would not apply to federal law enforcement.