- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) - Officials in a New Hampshire city are considering a proposed ban on flying drones over city-owned cemeteries to ensure privacy.

The Eagle-Times (https://bit.ly/2d97TyX ) reports that if the City Council approves the cemetery ordinance change on Oct. 12, it would ban all private drone flights over four municipally-owned cemeteries in Claremont. Officials say privately-owned cemeteries would be exempt.

Assistant Mayor Victor Bergeron, head of the cemetery rules subcommittee, cited a recent complaint from a resident who said a private service had been interrupted by a noisy drone hovering nearby.

There are currently no local ordinances that restrict the use of the unmanned aircrafts. State law restricts the flight altitude of “non-government” drones to 400 feet and prohibits drones from conducting surveillance without consent.

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Information from: Eagle Times, https://www.eagletimes.com

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