- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A City Council proposal seeks to ban drones in New York City.

Police could use drones - but they’d have to get a warrant.

Another bill would restrict drones to limited public spaces like parks, while banning them from heavily populated areas, such as sports arenas or airports.

The Wall Street Journal (https://on.wsj.com/1AtIgxF ) says Councilman Daniel Garodnick (guh-RAHD’-nihk) is sponsoring the proposal for a broader ban.

Garodnick says he fears drones could be used as weapons, or cause mid-air collisions. He noted that in September, an NYPD helicopter had a near-miss with a drone.

Councilman Paul Vallone’s bill would impose the less sweeping restrictions.

Vallone says the city has to take on the issue because the Federal Aviation Administration has not.

The FAA did not immediately respond.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, https://www.wsj.com

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