Municipal Regulation and Use of Drones: Navigating New FAA Rules and Federal Preemption
Leveraging Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar for local government counsel will explore issues facing municipalities due to increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—or drones. The panel will discuss current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding drones, preemption issues that local governments must navigate, the use of drones by local governments, and local regulation of drones to further safety, privacy or proprietary interests.
- Overview of drone technology and uses
- Review of FAA laws, regulations and new “Part 107”
- Municipal regulatory issues arising from drone use
- Opportunities for municipal use of drones
- Preemption issues
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What types of local UAV regulations are most vulnerable to FAA preemption?
- What risk management issues are raised by municipal use of drones?
- What privacy rights are implicated by municipal use of drones?
- How can municipalities use existing laws to regulate drones, such as zoning regulations to restrict drone takeoff and landing sites?
- What impact will the FAA's new drone rules have on the ability of municipalities to regulate local drone use?
Derke J. Price
Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer
Mr. Price represents municipalities, park districts, school districts, townships, libraries & special... | Read More
Mr. Price represents municipalities, park districts, school districts, townships, libraries & special agencies. His practice includes appeals and trial work in both federal and state courts and concentrates in construction, land use and development, and environmental matters. He serves as special counsel to numerous municipalities. He frequently speaks at local government conferences on land use and construction law issues, and has contributed materials to numerous publications for municipal officials, planning and zoning authorities, counties, park district officials, townships and school districts on land use and construction issues.Close
Mr. Antonelli is a litigator, with a practice focusing on a broad range of actions representing corporations and... | Read More
Mr. Antonelli is a litigator, with a practice focusing on a broad range of actions representing corporations and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. He founded and leads the firm's Drone/UAS Practice Group. His litigation experience includes hotly contested issues in intellectual property, business, insurance, and consumer fraud.Close
Joanna L. Simon
Morrison & Foerster
Ms. Simon has been an integral part of building the firm’s unmanned aircraft systems/drone practice... | Read More
Ms. Simon has been an integral part of building the firm’s unmanned aircraft systems/drone practice since its inception in 2014. She represents clients in complex and multi-district litigation, with an emphasis on aviation and pharmaceutical defense. Her experience includes product liability, aviation, pharmaceutical, and general commercial matters.Close