Hearing set on proposed Conn. drone law

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers will hold a public hearing on Monday on a bill that would impose lengthy prison sentences on people who commit crimes with drones.

The bill would require the state Department of Transportation to develop unmanned aircraft regulations.

It would be a felony, carrying up to 20 years in prison, to commit a crime using an unmanned aircraft equipped with a deadly weapon.

Police could operate drones, but officers would have to get warrants, unless there’s an emergency.

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