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Drone Federalism Act Would Bring Regulation to Local Level

Once again, a proposed bill is attempting to bring the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) down to the local level. The bipartisan legislation,...
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FAA Drone Registration for Hobbyists Vacated by Federal Appeals Court

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) violated the FAA...
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Police Drone Weaponization Bill Gets Axed in Connecticut (For Now)

A legislative committee has decided to take no action on a bill that would have permitted law enforcement officers to deploy UAS, including those that are weaponized, under certain circumstances.
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Indiana Bill Seeks to Create Four New UAV-Related Misdemeanors

Having passed the Indiana General Assembly, a bill creating misdemeanor offenses specifically related to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is on its way to the...
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FAA Faces Another Inspector General Audit on Drone Progress

The OIG is conducting the audit due to the “significant safety implications of integrating UAS into the National Airspace System and the increasing number of both requested and approved UAS waivers.”
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FAA Offers New Maps in Hopes of Expediting Drone Authorization Requests

In an effort to help the agency process Part 107 airspace authorization requests more quickly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is creating new maps that...
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Report Probes Local Drone Laws: What’s Going on Around the Country?

UAS rules have been established in 135 localities in 31 U.S. states, according to new analysis from Bard College's Center for the Study of the Drone. However, many of these ordinances conflict with federal laws.
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Proposed Drone Bill Threatens to Upend Privacy Standards, Stifle UAS Industry

The Commercial Drone Alliance argues that the “Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act” would create an additional layer of regulation that departs significantly from our existing technology-neutral standards.
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FAA Unveils Drone Stats, New Rulemaking Committee

During his opening remarks at this week’s UAS Symposium in Reston, Va., Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), laid out some...
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New York Lawmaker Seeks Ban on UAVs Near Prisons

New York Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant, has introduced a bill that would ban the civilian use of drones near correctional facilities in the...

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