LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bills in the Michigan Legislature would prohibit the use of a drone to hunt animals.
Legislation up for a vote Wednesday in the Senate also would ban the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle to interfere with or harass hunters.
Violations of the proposed law would be a misdemeanor and could bring jail time and hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines.
The state Department of Natural Resources says drones haven't been an issue related to hunting, but lawmakers are being proactive to deal with it given the increasing use of drone technology.
Once approved by the Senate, the bills will go to the House.