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Senate Holding UAS Meeting on ‘Innovation, Integration, Successes and Challenges’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

On March 15, U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. – chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation – will convene a full committee hearing entitled “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes and Challenges.” According to the senate committee, [Read More]

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2016

According to AUVSI, the legislation’s Senate passage is a “critical milestone” for advancing the commercial and civil drone industry.

Sen. Vitter Authors the Micro Drone Safety and Innovation Act

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 10, 2016

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., chairman of the U.S. Senate committee on small business and entrepreneurship, is introducing the Micro Drone Safety and Innovation Act, which would separate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing under 4.4 lbs. into their own category for [Read More]

Senate Hearing: UAS Integration Requires Investment and Oversight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 29, 2015

On Wednesday, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration. The meeting focused on the need for additional safety measures as the FAA proceeds to integrate [Read More]

FAA, ASSURE and ALPA to Testify at Senate Hearing on UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2015

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing tomorrow on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration. Witnesses will be Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Marty Rogers, deputy director [Read More]

Michigan Farmer Testifies on UAS at Senate Hearing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 25, 2015

Farmers and ranchers are increasingly embracing the use of drones in agriculture, according to Jeff VanderWerff, a Michigan farmer and agronomist who testified before a Senate subcommittee on March 24. At the hearing – ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding [Read More]

Upcoming Hearing: Senate Subcommittee on UAS Key Considerations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 18, 2015

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. – chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security – will convene a hearing on key considerations for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The hearing, entitled ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, [Read More]

Michigan Senate Approves Bills Concerning Drones in Hunting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 18, 2015

The Michigan Senate has passed legislation that would outlaw the use of certain unmanned aerial or submersible vehicles to harass or stalk hunters or anglers and ensure that such vehicles cannot be used to take game. S.B.54 and S.B.55 – [Read More]

Legislation Regarding Drone Use Passes in California Senate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 27, 2014

Following public outcry and widespread attention from the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) obtaining two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the California State Senate has passed AB.1327, a measure that restricts how UAVs can be used by police and other public [Read More]

UAV Police Bill Heads to Full Senate in Utah

Posted by UAO Staff on February 26, 2014

A Senate committee in Utah has given its approval to advance to the full state Senate legislation that would regulate police usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, requires a warrant in [Read More]