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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.

Drones Dispatched to Help California in State of Emergency

Both the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and California Department of Water Resources are deploying unmanned aircraft in the wake of flooding in the state and the threat of flooding at the Oroville Dam.

Drones Could Help Manage Big Agricultural Commodity in California

AeroVironment Inc., a provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, has begun a yearlong study with California State University,...

Gov. Brown Makes Decisions on Slew of California Drone Bills

Reiterating that "piecemeal is not the way to go," the California governor has shut down several bills related to unmanned aircraft systems, as well as approved one.

First-Responder Drone Bill Makes Its Way Through Calif. Legislature Again

Last year, Sen. Ted Gaines introduced a similar bill that was ultimately vetoed by the governor. This time around, “criminal penalty provisions” have been removed.

Sen. Jackson Creates Another Bill Limiting Drones Near Certain CA Properties

Her previous bill restricting UAVs over private property was recently vetoed by Gov. Brown, but Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has proposed new legislation setting "comprehensive limits" on the technology.

‘The DRONE Act of 2016’ Would Mandate License Plates for Unmanned Aircraft

California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-District 43, has announced what he calls a comprehensive solution to the challenges that drones pose: The Drone Registration/Omnibus...

Governor Vetoes California Drone Bills

This past weekend, Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., vetoed a trio of bills that aimed to rein in the use of unmanned aerial systems in...

California National Guard Uses Military UAV for Search & Rescue

At the request of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, the California National Guard recently launched in...

California UAS Company AeroVironment Names New Exec

AeroVironment Inc., a Monrovia, Calif.-based provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions, has appointed Raymond Cook senior vice president and chief...

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