House of Representatives
State of Utah
February 13, 2014
The Transportation Committee reports a favorable recommendation on H.C.R. 3,
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS, by Representative V.
Peterson, with the following amendments:
1. Page 1, Lines 14 through 19 :
14 This resolution:
15 . expresses support for the development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems,
16 technologies, and businesses in the state;
17 . recognizes the significant economic benefits that Unmanned Aircraft Systems and
18 their technological development can bring to the state.
. recognizes the importance of protecting Utahns' rights to privacy, as guaranteed in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as Unmanned Aircraft Systems and technologies develop in the state.
19 Special Clauses:
2. Page 4, Line 115 through Page 5, Line 122 :
115 meaningful, and diverse data it seeks to successfully integrate UAS into NAS;
116 WHEREAS, Utah provides operational conditions in congested airspace, in various
117 climate conditions, at various altitudes, all in a diversity of geographical terrain;
WHEREAS, UAS may present a substantial risk to privacy, but neither the
119 any other state or federal agency currently has specific statutory authority to regulate privacy
120 matters relating to unmanned aircraft systems; }
WHEREAS, to address privacy concerns, Utah will extend principles contained in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States to the application of UAS to protect its citizens' privacy rights from unlawful intrusion;
WHEREAS, in any criminal prosecution or proceeding within the state of Utah, information from UAS is not admissible as evidence unless the information was obtained pursuant to the authority of a search warrant or in accordance with a judicially recognized exception to the warrant requirement;
WHEREAS, any test site developed and approved in the state of Utah will be required to report use data including frequency of use, equipment, organizations or agencies applying to use the site, and any other information requested by the Governor's UAS Board;
WHEREAS, use data will be regularly reported to the Governor's UAS Board;
WHEREAS, a representative from the Governor's UAS Board will report this same information to the Transportation Interim Committee on an annual basis;
121 WHEREAS, the UAS Advisory Board, appointed by the Governor, is addressing issues
122 and concerns of responsible management and privacy;
3. Page 5, Lines 134 through 138 :
134 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize the
135 significant economic benefits that Unmanned Aircraft Systems and their technological
136 development can bring to the state.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize the importance of protecting Utahns' rights to privacy, as guaranteed in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as Unmanned Aircraft Systems and technologies develop in the state of Utah.
137 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Federal
138 Aviation Administration and the members of Utah's congressional delegation.
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