Connecticut UAS Laws

 
 
Note on Federal vs State Laws:

Federal airspace laws take precedence over state drone laws. If a state or local law directly conflicts with FAA regulations, the state or local law is likely to be invalidated.

 

Definitions:

Commercial unmanned aircraft” means an aircraft operated remotely by a pilot in command holding a valid remote pilot certificate with a small unmanned aircraft systems rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

 
 
Statutes/Bills (passed):

Public Act 17-52 - AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

This statue limits municipalities in enacting regulations regarding commercial unmanned aircraft. No municipality shall enact or enforce an ordinance or resolution that regulates the ownership, possession, purchase, sale, use, transportation or operation of any commercial unmanned aircraft, except as otherwise authorized by state and federal law, and to the extent they do not conflict with policies and procedures adopted by the Connecticut Airport Authority. The statute makes an exception for municipalities that are also water companies.

 

   
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