Utah House Committee Endorses UAS Industry Bill

The House Transportation Committee in Utah has signed off on a resolution that would welcome the unmanned aerial system (UAS) industry to the state after some committee members had voiced privacy and safety concerns earlier this week.

The chief sponsor of the bill, Rep. Val Peterson, R-Orem, amended the resolution to reflect those concerns, and the House Transportation Committee then gave its endorsement, according to an article by the Daily Herald.

The amendments emphasize privacy rights and include a provision requiring a search warrant to use any information obtained by a UAV in court. In addition, any test sites within Utah must report on activities taking place to a governor-created board.

The legislation, which is supported by the Governor's Office of Economic Development, now heads to the state House of Representatives for further consideration.

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