Without Federal Drone Rules, States Are Blazing Their Own (Potentially Conflicting) Paths

Tired of wait­ing on Wash­ing­ton, states are mov­ing to de­vel­op their own drone rules. But many of the laws that states are pro­pos­ing and passing may end up con­flict­ing with what the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment even­tu­ally comes up with.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tion­al Con­fer­ence of State Le­gis­latures, the past two years have seen 26 states pass le­gis­la­tion con­cern­ing drones. The laws range widely in their treat­ment of drones, from the mildly lim­it­ing to the ex­tremely re­strict­ive.