NCSL Legislative Summit: State Regulation of Drones – Establishing the Rules of the Road

Start Time

3:00 pm

July 31, 2018

Finish Time

5:00 pm

July 31, 2018

State Regulation of Drones – Establishing the Rules of the Road

Summary: Over the past two years, drones have gone from a technology that many in the industry argued should be solely regulated by the federal government to one over which states have clear authority to regulate—and interest in promoting. Hear from current and former federal officials, drone technology companies, and state officials who have successfully welcomed this technology into their state while also creating frameworks for effective regulation and economic development.
Moderator: Assemblymember Jacqui V. Irwin, California
Panelist: Reggie Govan, Former FAA Chief Counsel and AirMap Advisor, Washington, D.C.
Panelist: Greg McNeal, Pepperdine University and AirMap Co-Founder, California
Panelist: Basil Yap, North Carolina Department of Transportation