The governor acted recently on the two bills involving use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs or “drones”) sitting on his desk, AB 1327 (Gorell) and AB 2306 (Chau). Both were discussed in some depth previously in this space. One bill was signed and the other vetoed.
These two bills had reached Gov. Brown with overwhelming bipartisan support in the legislature, though the more significant and far reaching of the two, Mr. Gorell’s AB 1327, had garnered opposition from the media and some law enforcement agencies. Specifically, it put limits on law enforcements’ use of drones absent a search warrant. That was the bill the governor vetoed.