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DMGS Week in Review – April 28, 2019

Legislative Update – Drone Regulations

The Consumer Technology Association projects that drone sales in the United States will top 3.4 million units this year.

With these numbers only expected to grow, and federal regulation moving at the pace expected of federal regulation, states and localities have taken it upon themselves to begin legislating the use of UAS in our communities.

You can catch up the latest in our Legislative Update here.

Post-Recess Congressional Outlook

Congress will return from a two-week recess on Monday, April 29, with an agenda that includes climate change legislation in the House, where lawmakers will also begin marking up fiscal 2020 appropriations bills.

Read more in our Washington Update here.

This Week in the States

  • Arizona – Arizona passes ban on use of handheld devices while driving
  • California – Plan To Tax Soda Statewide In California Goes Up In Fizz
  • California – High-profile California housing bill clears hurdle after tense debate over local control
  • Colorado – Democrat-led legislatures in Colorado, other states go green on energy
  • Florida – House Backs Tougher Texting And Driving Ban In Florida’s Roads
  • Idaho – Gov. Little: Idaho’s legislative session was imperfect but education, tax reform saw wins
  • Indiana – Casinos, Indy Eleven stadium and school safety on the table
  • Iowa – Legal sports betting proposal headed to Iowa governor Kim Reynolds’ desk
  • Louisiana – Louisiana lawmakers weigh raising smoking age to 21
  • Massachusetts – Critics blast closed-door Massachusetts state budget deliberations
  • Missouri – Highlights of $30 billion state budget passed by Missouri Senate
  • North Carolina – North Carolina Bill Requires Licensing For Birth Centers
  • Ohio– DeWine considers law changes as part of crackdown on distracted driving in Ohio
  • Oregon – Trio of bills aim to reduce Oregon’s plastic waste
  • Tennessee – Tennessee Legislature Keeps Tweaking Gov. Lee’s School Voucher-Like Plan
  • Texas – Texas Beer-to-Go Bill Passes in the House
  • Washington – Washington state passes 100 percent clean electricity legislation
  • West Virginia – Right-to-work lawsuit could be argued in front of WV Supreme Court this year

Categories: Politics & Elections

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