Summary: S.1272 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/25/2017)

Drone Federalism Act of 2017

This bill requires the Federal Aviation Administration, in prescribing regulations or standards related to unmanned aircraft systems, to:

  • define, and limit the scope of, the preemptive effect of such regulations or standards;
  • preserve the legitimate interests of state, local, and tribal governments (e.g., protecting public safety);
  • preserve state, local, and tribal authority to issue certain reasonable restrictions on the operation of a civil unmanned aircraft system within 200 feet of the ground or a structure;
  • authorize, only with a property owner's permission, the operation of a civil unmanned aircraft in the immediate reaches of the airspace above private property; and
  • establish pilot programs with state, local, and tribal governments to regulate the operation of civil unmanned aircraft systems, coordinate enforcement efforts with respect to such regulations, and identify best practices.