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Public Law No: 116-280 (12/31/2020)

 
[116th Congress Public Law 280]
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Public Law 116-280
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To establish and ensure an inclusive and transparent Drone Advisory 
            Committee. <<NOTE: Dec. 31, 2020 -  [S. 2730]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Drone Advisory 
Committee for the 21st Century Act.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 49 USC 44802 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Drone Advisory Committee for the 21st 
Century Act''.
SEC. 2. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    It is the Sense of Congress that:
            (1) Due to the ever-increasing use of Unmanned Aircraft 
        Systems in the agriculture, forestry, and rangeland sectors, as 
        well as the inherently different uses in less populated parts of 
        the nation, membership of the Drone Advisory Committee 
        established by the Federal Aviation Administration should, to 
        the extent practicable, include direct representatives from 
        county and tribal government, agriculture, forestry, and 
        rangeland interests.
            (2) Full transparency in the work of the Drone Advisory 
        Committee is vital to ensuring the public can effectively 
        participate and contribute to the development of sound Federal 
        policies. The Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
        Administration should, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure 
        the work of the Drone Advisory Committee is shared with and 
        easily accessible to the public and shall ensure transparency 
        and openness in the manner in which the affairs of the Committee 
        are conducted.
SEC. 3. DRONE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP.
            (1) In general.--The Federal Aviation Administration shall 
        take appropriate steps to encourage direct representation of 
        county and tribal governments as well as agriculture, forestry, 
        rangeland sectors, and other rural interests on the Drone 
        Advisory Committee.
            (2) Public participation.--To the maximum extent 
        practicable, the Administrator shall include public 
        participation

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        in the process of nominating individuals for membership on the 
        Committee.

    Approved December 31, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2730:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 116-272 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 166 (2020):
            Dec. 10, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 18, considered and passed House.

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