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Mandate 1166

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Unmanned aircraft; political subdivision may regulate take-off and landing of system, etc.
Purpose of legislation
Local regulation of unmanned aircraft. Authorizes a political subdivision, by ordinance or regulation, to regulate the take-off or landing of certain unmanned aircraft on property owned by the political subdivision in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Aviation. The bill requires the locality to report the ordinance or regulation to the Department and directs the Department to publish a summary on the locality's website. The bill also directs the Department, by January 1, 2021, to develop rules and regulations specific to take-offs and landings in consultation with representatives of the unmanned aircraft system industry, small and medium-sized businesses utilizing unmanned aircraft systems, localities, and other stakeholders. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 345 (2020)
VAC chapters to be amended Not yet determined.
Associated Regulatory Actions No regulatory action has been filed.
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