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S.1639: Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Nov. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013 - Amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to direct the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to study and identify any potential threats to privacy protections posed by the integration of unmanned aircraft (drone) systems into the national airspace system, including any potential violations of privacy principles.

Directs the Secretary to establish certain procedures to allow for civil operation in the national airspace system of small drone systems that do not meet expedited operational authorization requirements. Requires such procedures to ensure that the integration of drone systems into the national airspace system is done in compliance with privacy principles.

Prohibits the Secretary from approving, issuing, or awarding any certificate, license, or other grant of authority to operate a drone system in the national airspace system unless the application for it includes a data collection statement, meet...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 4, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.