UAS Development Bill Hits a Speed Bump in Utah


A bill designed to convey support for unmanned aerial system (UAS) development in Utah has been suspended.

The state House Transportation Committee voted to put a hold on the legislation, which was introduced by state Rep. Val Peterson, R-Orem, according to an article by the Daily Herald.

State Rep. Carol Spackman, D-Salt Lake City, proposed the suspension, citing both safety and privacy concerns. Peterson contended that the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution addresses any privacy issues that UAS may pose and pointed to the potential economic boon the industry could bring to Utah.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development supports the bill, and it will be heard again once Peterson amends the legislation.

Read the full article here.

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