Drone Innovation Act of 2017 (HR 2930, 115th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Date of Last Action
Jun 19 2017
Congressional Session
115th Congress
Date Introduced
Jun 16 2017
Publication Date
Aug 16 2018
Date Made Public
Jun 16 2017

SciPol Summary

This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to publish a civil unmanned aircraft (drone) local operation policy framework in the Federal Register. The framework shall provide guidelines to standardize restrictions on the operation of drones and create an environment that encourages innovation and fosters the rapid integration of drones into the national airspace system. DOT shall establish pilot programs to provide technical assistance to governmental entities for regulating the operation of drones.

DOT shall not authorize the operation of drones in local airspace above property where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy without the property owner's permission.

This SciPol Summary is adapted from a summary produced by the Congressional Research Service.