Contact your Delegates on the House
Environment & Transportation Committee to add a Sunset to SB
370's Local Preemption of Drone Regulations
The bill needs to add a 3-year sunset clause to the local preemption in Senate Bill 370. In
its current form, SB 370 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research,
Development, Regulation, and Privacy Act of 2015 would preempt county
and municipal authority to regulate unmanned aircraft use in Maryland.
aircraft, or drones are a growth industry with applications in public
safety, agriculture, real estate, recreation, and many more as-of-yet
County governments may need to regulate drones to help enforce
against bad actors, safeguard critical infrastructure, and preserve
3-year sunset will allow the General Assembly to re-evaluate whether
local regulations are necessary with more information about this
emerging technology and its applications.
2015 House Environment & Transportation Committee
MACo's Testimony for SB 370