Senate votes to keep drones' eyes off of hunters, fishers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that ensures drones cannot watch people while they hunt or fish.

The Tennessee Senate voted 31-0 to pass the bill. The measures is currently going through the debate process in the House of Representative.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Bell, states a drone cannot interfere with someone who is lawfully hunting or fishing.

The House version goes in front of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee next Tuesday.

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