Policy & Regulations – Page 2

U.S. Senator Hatch Makes the Case for Unmanned Systems

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

As part of his innovation agenda for the 115th Congress, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has noted the importance of advancing the unmanned systems industry in the U.S. Hatch, who serves as chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, [Read More]

How to Move Drone Industry Forward Under New Trump Order

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

The Commercial Drone Alliance has proposed a way to keep the industry thriving under the White House’s recent executive order of “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”

FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee Comes Together for Another Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

According to the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, the committee met to “consider three tasks aimed at gaining a consensus-based set of resolutions for issues regarding the efficiency and safety of integrating UAS into the NAS.”

Utah Rep. Proposes Jail Time for ‘Harassing’ Livestock with UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

A Republican congressman in Utah has proposed a bill to deter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots from “harassing” livestock. According to the text of the legislation, H.B.0217, “a person is guilty of harassment of livestock if the person intentionally, knowingly [Read More]

UAS Groups Ready to Work with New Transportation Secretary Chao

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Elaine Chao as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation; she will succeed Anthony Foxx. Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), says in a statement, [Read More]

Industry Has Some Concerns About Orlando’s Own Drone Rules

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

The city has approved an ordinance that restricts unmanned aircraft system operations in many different zones, including within 500 feet of parks, schools, and events with more than 1,000 attendees.

There’s Already a Law for That: City Councilman Cancels Proposed Drone Ordinance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 23, 2017

Citing already existing laws, North Royalton, Ohio, Councilman Dan Langshaw has withdrawn his proposed drone bill that he said would have provided “some basic regulations to help protect residents’ safety and privacy.” According to a report from Fox 8 Cleveland, [Read More]

‘Fair Hunting’ Drone Legislation Proposed in Minnesota

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 23, 2017

A new law regarding the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been proposed in the Minnesota State Legislature. According to the text of the legislation, “A person may not use an unmanned aircraft system to take, harm or harass [Read More]

Commercial Drone Pilots: The FAA Has Made Some Changes You Should Know About

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2017

If you’ve been approved under Section 333 to operate unmanned aircraft systems over people, you might be doing it illegally now.

S.D. Bill Would Exempt Drone Owners from State Registration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

By a vote of 7-0, South Dakota’s Senate Transportation Committee has voted yes on a measure that would exempt unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators from having to register their drones with the state. According to the text of the legislation, [Read More]