State Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R-102)

On August 28, State Representative Michele Hoitenga (R-102) introduced legislation to prohibit local regulations on drones that may be more restrictive than state law.

H.B. 4852 proposes that “except as expressly authorized by statute, a political subdivision shall not enact or enforce an ordinance, regulation, or resolution that regulates the ownership or operation of unmanned aircraft or otherwise engage in the regulation of the ownership or operation of unmanned aircraft. A political subdivision that enacts or enforces an ordinance, regulation or resolution under the exception provided in this subsection shall not enact or enforce an ordinance, regulation or resolution that is more restrictive than the provisions of this act or any other law of this state concerning the ownership or operation of unmanned aircraft.”

The bill has been referred to the Committee on Communications and Technology.