After much debate, a Singapore drones bill passed through Parliament
The Unmanned Aircraft (Public Safety and Security) Bill passed through the Parliament of Singapore following discussions of security. Ultimately the economic opportunities were clear and they were balanced in terms of clear penalties to those that violate the bill.
The bill, Singapore – Unmanned Aircraft (Public Safety and Security) Bill 13-2015, is attached for those interested in viewing it. Fines range from up to $20,000 and/or 12 months of imprisonment for those violating video and photo laws up to $100,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment for those that illegally carry hazardous materials.
While we continue to see debates about valid security concerns, the clear economic wins are leading most governments to move forward with drone regulations that enable commercial and hobbyist uses. Singapore drones will be able to fly into this expanding marketplace.