Category Archives: Proposed Drone Legislation

Drone Federalism Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1272)

On May 25, Senator Feinstein introduced into the U.S. Senate the bill below. It is labeled Senate Bill 1272. It has been referred to the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Track the current progress of the bill by clicking here. The bill modifies Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012… Read More »

Drone Innovation Act of 2017 (HR 2930)

The Drone Innovation Act of 2017 was introduced by Representative Jason Lewis on June 16, 2017. It was referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. This bill is similar to Senator Feinstein’s Drone Federalism Act recently introduced in that it seeks to clarify this murky area of how states and local governments can… Read More »

Safeguarding America’s Skies Act of 2018 (H.R.5366)

Brief Summary of the Safeguarding America’s Skies Act: Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) introduced the Safeguarding America’s Skies Act on 3/21/2018. Congresswoman Hartzler explained in a press release, “Title 18 also prevents federal agencies from using tailored jamming or protocol manipulation to interdict drones because it is considered intruding on a ‘protected computer.’ The National Defense Authorization… Read More »

H.R.4-Proposed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

This never became law. There is another FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 that DID become law which is located here. Brief Summary of the Proposed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018: Representative Shuster introduced on 4/13/2018 the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 which plans to fund the FAA out until 2023. This is a very large… Read More »

Drone Legislation Directory

I’m going to break the Drone Legislation Directory up into two sections: passed drone legislation and proposed drone legislation. I’m using the term very loosely to apply to laws that affect hobby/civilian drones in some way. For example, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 is primarily military focused but made it legal for the… Read More »