Unmanned Aerial Online: Rep. Jason Lewis Authors Bill Seeking ‘Local Control’ Of Unmanned Aircraft

EXCERPT: “Another bill seeking to spread the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) down to the state and local levels has been proposed. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., the Drone Innovation Act, H.R.2930, addresses the operation of drones flying below 200 feet in altitude and ‘within the lateral boundaries of a state, local or tribal government’s jurisdiction.’ Although it recognizes that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ‘retains control over the national airspace,’ the legislation directs the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary to ‘work with state and local officials to develop a framework for local operation … to encourage innovation and protect privacy.’” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2tFUndH