Ohio 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. 



Statutes/Bills:

HB 292 - Ohio aerospace and aviation technology committee.

Ohio created an aerospace and aviation technology committee. The legislation that established this committee is the only Ohio law that addresses the use of drones. The committee’s duties include the promotion of research and development in the aviation, aerospace, and technology industry, “including research and development of unmanned aerial vehicles.”

 

There is hereby created the Ohio aerospace and aviation technology committee, consisting of the following members:

  1. Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, not more than two of whom may be members of the same political party;
  2. Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, not more than two of whom may be members of the same political party;
  3. Fifteen members representing the aviation, aerospace, or technology industry, the military, or academia. One such member shall be appointed by the governor, and fourteen such members shall be appointed by majority vote of the six members representing the senate and house of representatives.
 

The duties of the committee shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

  1. Studying and developing comprehensive strategies to promote the aviation, aerospace, and technology industry throughout the state, including through the commercialization of aviation, aerospace, and technology products and ideas;
  2. Encouraging communication and resource-sharing among individuals and organizations involved in the aviation, aerospace, and technology industry, including business, the military, and academia;
  3. Promoting research and development in the aviation, aerospace, and technology industry, including research and development of unmanned aerial vehicles;
  4. Providing assistance related to military base realignment and closure.

 

   
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