New Jersey lawmakers, on Friday, joined 42 other state legislatures in drafting laws to prevent the use of unmanned aerial drones.

Members of the New Jersey state Senate unanimously approved a slate of restrictions on the use of aerial drones by local law enforcement and emergency services.

The legislation, passed on a vote of 36 to 0, would not ban the use of unmanned aircraft outright, according to local news reports.

However, the heads of all state, county and local police and fire departments will have to personally approve each request to use drones in New Jersey airspace.

Local departments will also be required to maintain a log of drone usage and submit those logs and associated maintenance reports to the state attorney general annually.

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