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Taydav
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Was planning on taking my drone to Texas while on vacation but I understand the state is very restrictive.

Would love feedback from this community and especially those in the know who I assume would be from there.
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CCrew
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That I'm aware, Texas has passed no set in stone "laws" http://cqrcengage.com/auvsi/statelegmap?abc=arizona
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Taydav
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CCrew Posted at 2016-12-13 16:38
That I'm aware, Texas has passed no set in stone "laws" http://cqrcengage.com/auvsi/statelegmap?abc=arizona

This is what I googled

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlo ... t/html/HB00912F.htm
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Taydav Posted at 2016-12-13 14:30
This is what I googled

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/HB00912F.htm

That seems ultra restrictive.  Nothing over 8 feet tall can be recorded by Joe with his drone.  Plus realty aerial photos must be done by a licensed realty broker themself.  Anyone may press charges if one records their private property too.

Sheesh!  I thought CA was bad.  The date on this is 2013 and I wonder if this has been changed since?  I didn't see anything about aerial video with regards to permits, Hollywood, etc.
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fansa84fe8a4 Posted at 2016-12-13 20:00
That seems ultra restrictive.  Nothing over 8 feet tall can be recorded by Joe with his drone.  Plus realty aerial photos must be done by a licensed realty broker themself.  Anyone may press charges if one records their private property too.

Sheesh!  I thought CA was bad.  The date on this is 2013 and I wonder if this has been changed since?  I didn't see anything about aerial video with regards to permits, Hollywood, etc.

I couldn't believe it either. Hopefully someone from Texas can enlighten us
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Taydav
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Taydav Posted at 2016-12-13 20:05
I couldn't believe it either. Hopefully someone from Texas can enlighten us

Has anybody know about Texas drone laws?
2016-12-15
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Telrin
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Nothing to worry about, here is a good breakdown:

http://diydrones.com/profiles/bl ... the-texas-drone-law

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I live/fly in Texas. The law here really is not very restrictive in my opinion. I've had the police hang around and observe, but never an issue.
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Nothing to worry about, here is a good breakdown:

http://diydrones.com/profiles/bl ... the-texas-drone-law

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Any update on this thread?  The link is 2 years old now... and I'm a "new" member so I can't post a new thread.

The fines i'm worried about are:
Capturing an image with intent to conduct surveillance; or
Capturing an image with intent to conduct surveillance and in possession of an image.


My question to any legal mind out there would be:
1. Does the FPV display count as recording or capturing an image if nothing is permanently recorded?
2. How can legal permission be gained for a real property that is distressed and either foreclosed on,  vaccant, to be sold by a taxing authority.   The occupant is no longer the "owner" in this case.
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TNSEE Posted at 2017-3-21 11:12
Any update on this thread?  The link is 2 years old now... and I'm a "new" member so I can't post a new thread.

The fines i'm worried about are:

"Capturing an image with intent to conduct surveillance"

What is your intent?
Are you wanting to use your drone for surveillance?
That means: are you wanting to spy on people?

If the answer is NO ... then you don't have a problem.
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