Bill restricting drone use in North Dakota has amendments approved by state House

An amendment to House Bill 1373 relating to the limitations of unmanned aircrafts, or drones, passed the North Dakota House on Wednesday afternoon.

Among the most notable amendments is the addition of testing, training, education and drone research to the exceptions list. Surveying environmental damage to determine a state of emergency was also added as an exception.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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