Senator Charles Schumer is calling for tighter federal regulations on drones.
Schumer says he wants the Federal Aviation Administration and the Commerce Department to put several regulations into effect by the end of the year.
He says small remote controlled aircraft have become hazardous in New York after a court decision to limit the federal government's ability to regulate them.
The senator says private drones have benefits, but sometimes interfere with other aircraft and can be used to spy on people or deliver illegal drugs.
Schumer says the FAA should consider several rules including a ban on drone usage by private investigators.