Casperson Drone Bill Signed Into Law

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation co-sponsored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker that put restrictions on the use of drones in Michigan has been signed into law By Governor Rick Snyder.

The legislation, co-sponsored by State Senators Tom Casperson of Escanaba and Phil Pavlov of St.Clair Township prohibits using drones for hunting or to harass hunters and anglers.

Penalties vary depending on the animal taken, but include up to one year in prison for taking a moose.

Penalties for harassing those who hunt or fish would be up to three months behind bars, and fines up to one-thousand dollars for a first offense.

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