CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
Amendment 1 February 13, 2014 11:01 AM
Representative Val L. Peterson
proposes the following amendments:
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. expresses support for the development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems,
technologies, and businesses in the state;
. recognizes the significant economic benefits that Unmanned Aircraft Systems and
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.
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meaningful, and diverse data it seeks to successfully integrate UAS into NAS;
WHEREAS, Utah provides operational conditions in congested airspace, in various
climate conditions, at various altitudes, all in a diversity of geographical terrain;
WHEREAS, UAS may present a substantial risk to privacy, but neither the FAA nor
any other state or federal agency currently has specific statutory authority to regulate privacy
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 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 on a quarterly basis;
WHEREAS, the UAS Advisory Board, appointed by the Governor, is addressing issues
and concerns of responsible management and privacy;
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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize the
significant economic benefits that Unmanned Aircraft Systems and their technological
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.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Federal
Aviation Administration and the members of Utah's congressional delegation.
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