Rep. Val L. Peterson serves on the Governors Unmanned Aerial Systems Board, and he’s introduced this resolution to express support and encourage the technological development of unmanned aircraft systems in Utah.
The resolution highlights the benefits as well as the restrictions on drones, and it illustrates how the different universities in the state have various experience/expertise in aviation and aerospace industries. It also says that over 100,000 jobs are estimated to derive from unmanned aircraft system development and manufacturing by 2025. Essentially, it’s a letter for the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to point out that Utah’s a great place for them to make and test drones, so send some of those jobs our way.
The resolution is currently be held by the House Transportation Committee on a 7-3-1 vote from February 10.