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Drone task force set to meet Monday

TVW will be live at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 30 with the first meeting of the state’s drone task force.

Gov. Jay Inslee created the task force after vetoing House Bill 2789, which would have required public agencies such as police departments to obtain a warrant before using a drone, except during emergencies. It would have allowed public agencies to use drones for training, testing, wildlife and environmental monitoring.

Inslee asked the task force to examine the privacy concerns surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles, and to come up with proposed legislation for the 2015 session.

The Unmanned Aerial Systems Task Force meeting will be held from 9 am. to noon on June 30 in the ABC Conference Room of the Cherburg Building at the Capitol. The group is expected to meet four times this year.

TVW is producing a one-hour documentary this summer about drones — watch a short preview below on the latest edition of “The Impact:”