Bill Would Give DOJ, DHS Power to Take Action Against ‘Malicious’ UAS

The legislation would allow them to “detect, identify, monitor and track the UAS without prior consent … Applauding the newly introduced Senate bill is the Small UAV Coalition, which has released the following statement: “The Preventing Emerging …

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House Overwhelmingly Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill With UAS Provisions

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which contains several unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)-related provisions. Applauding the passage of the legislation is the Small UAV Coalition, which explains that …

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US Senate passes bill that could pave the way for commercial drones

Legislation passed by the U.S. Senate could pave the way for the commercial deployment of drones in the national airspace, besides addressing safety issues by, for example, providing for a pilot that would find ways to lock down errant drones if they are close to airports. The new rules in the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016, passed Tuesday by a vote of 95-3, reflect …

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Bill on Drones Heads to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s Desk

Sept. 15–Legislation that would increase fines for drone operators who interfere with firefighters and other emergency responders has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor for consideration.

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Bill on drones heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk

Legislation that would increase fines for drone operators who interfere with firefighters and other emergency responders has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor for consideration. State Sen. Ted Gaines’ proposed law would also grant immunity to firefighters and other emergency responders who damage or destroy unmanned aerial aircraft during emergency operations.

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