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Utah Gov. Signs Drone Livestock Harassment Bill into Law

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, R-Utah, has signed into law H.B.217, a bill that keeps unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators from “harassing” livestock.Rolled out earlier...
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FAA Predicts the Future of Commercial, Hobbyist UAS Industry

“The commercial drone sector is very dynamic and appears to be at an early stage of growth,” says the federal agency, which has laid out the numbers for both the recreational and commercial UAS sectors.
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Canada Puts ‘Sudden Regulations’ in Place for Hobbyist Drone Operators

Citing a tripling of “incidents” involving recreational drones since 2014, Transport Canada has introduced new rules for hobbyist unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators.According to...
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Legislators Re-Introduce Bill on UAS ‘Privacy and Transparency’

U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., have introduced bicameral legislation that they say would ensure the transparency and...

Shooting Down UAS Would be A-OK Under Proposed Oklahoma Law

Citing privacy issues, State Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Okla., has proposed a bill that would give immunity to those who "voluntarily damage or destroy" a drone under certain circumstances.

DJI Finds FAA’s Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS to be ‘Deeply Flawed’

In a newly released white paper, drone manufacturer DJI has concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard “far too low”...

UT Knoxville Lays Down the Law for UAS Operations on Campus

The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UT Knoxville) is making its own rules regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on “university property or in connection with...

DJI-Sponsored Group Aims to Give Drone Pilots Bigger Voice in Local Laws

The Network of Drone Enthusiasts (NODE) has commenced operations as a new group dedicated to “representing the interests of responsible drone pilots across the...

Golden State Met With Yet Another Proposed Drone Law

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has rolled out another bill that continues the age-old confusion surrounding federal preemption for UAS regulations.

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

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...

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