#National Affairs
U.S. Senator Mike Lee
United States of America

Small, independent film-makers are forced to pay the same fees as large production studios to film commercially on public lands.

Still Photographers are exempted from the fees, but with advancements in technology (Especially DSLR's), videographers and film makers are now using similar or identical equipment with no more impact than a still photographer. The fee is now necessitated at the flip of a switch.

I support a revision to Public Law 106-206 creating an exemption for small film crews of 5 or less to film on public lands without a permit or fee, similar to the exemption already in place for professional still photographers.

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The Allow Professional Videography on Public Lands petition to U.S. Senator Mike Lee was written by Alex Chamberlain and is in the category National Affairs at GoPetition.