Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill intended to prevent paparazzi from flying drones over private property. Brown announced Tuesday that he signed AB856, which changes the definition of a physical invasion of privacy to include the airspace above someone's land in order to capture pictures or recordings.
Assemblyman Ian Calderon, a Democrat from Whittier, says trespassing law needed to be clarified because paparazzi use drones to capture celebrities in their private activities.
The governor's support comes after he rejected other limits on drone use. He vetoed a similar proposal last month that would have made flying a drone above someone's property without permission a trespassing violation.
Over the weekend, he rejected several bills that would have banned drones over wildfires, schools, prisons and jails.