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Regulating Drones: Who and How?

As a retired major general and former fighter wing commander, Marke "Hoot" Gibson is not much given to hyperbole. So here's what he said during an NCSL Legislative Summit session on regulating drones: "This is the most fundamental change in aviation in our lifetime."

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Drones, Autonomous Cars, Infrastructure and More Transportation Topics at Summit

NCSL's Transportation Program will present a wide spectrum of transportation sessions from infrastructure spending to drones and autonomous vehicles during the Legislative Summit, which begins Sunday in Boston.

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On the Road to Fully Self-Driving Vehicles

North Carolina became the 20th state to enact legislation addressing autonomous vehicles by passing two new laws on July 21.

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Transportation, Infrastructure Top Issues for States

Historically, states have played a significant role in transportation and infrastructure investment, providing approximately 40 percent of all transportation spending, compared to 25 percent from the federal government.

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Transporting Hazardous Material and the Law

Twenty-six states require hazardous waste transporters to obtain special permits or licenses and 15 states require hazardous waste transporters to register with the state.

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A New Tool to Help Put the Brakes on Distraction

In 2015, nearly 3,500 people were killed in crashes involving distracted driving. Comes now Apple, which has announced a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature for the next iteration of the iPhone's iOS 11 operating system.

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The Confusing World of Autocycles

Somewhere between a car and a motorcycle lies the autocycle. These three-wheeled, fuel-efficient vehicles are poised to take the automotive market by storm. The problem? Consumers, retailers and legislators alike are not quite sure what they ar

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Court Shoots Down Drone Registration for Hobbyists

A federal court has struck down the requirement for drone registration by hobbyists who operate their drone purely for recreation.

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NCSL States Its Case on Infrastructure

NCSL, represented by Utah Senator and immediate past NCSL President Curt Bramble, joined state and local leaders from the National Association of Counties, United States Conference of Mayors, and National League of Cities for a robust conversation about the role of state and local governments in building, maintaining and improving America’s infrastructure and how Congress can help support the nation’s infrastructure needs.

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How to Navigate Vehicle Recalls

States and the federal government have explored options to ensure consumers are informed when their vehicle is subject to a recall. Learn more about what is being done in this NCSL's April 2017 LegisBrief, "Helping Consumers Navigate Vehicle Recalls."

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.