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State Laws on Drone Use

State and local laws regarding drone use will need to be monitored before UAVs  may be considered for newsgathering use.  This link to the National Council of State Legislatures shows this association’s information on state drone law, as they update it (not necessarily current).

http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/current-unmanned-aircraft-state-law-landscape.aspx

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) puts out an interactive map that charts what it knows about state/local law.  That is here:  http://www.auvsilink.org/it/TestMap/test.html

And the FAA has, as of December 18, 2015, issued a “fact sheet” on state/local law:   how Federal rules should work in relation to state and local  rules, case law that is relevant, and guidance for local/state officials considering UAS flight or pilot rules, limitations. or requirements.   That’s here:http://www.faa.gov/uas/regulations_policies/media/UAS_Fact_Sheet_Final.pdf