H. R. 1083
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 12, 2013
Mr. Burgess (for himself and Mr. Gibson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to establish prohibitions to prevent the use of an unmanned aircraft system as a weapon while operating in the national airspace system, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
No Armed Drones Act of 2013
NADA Act of 2013
Unmanned aircraft systems
Subtitle B of title III of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (126 Stat. 72; 49 U.S.C. 40101 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Prohibitions to prevent use of unmanned aircraft system as a weapon while operating in national airspace system
The Secretary of Transportation may not authorize a person to operate an unmanned aircraft system in the national airspace system for the purpose, in whole or in part, of using the unmanned aircraft system as a weapon or to deliver a weapon against a person or property.
In this section, the following definitions apply:
The term person has the meaning given that term in section 40102(a) of title 49, United States Code.
The term weapon includes lethal and nonlethal weapons.
Sec. 337. Prohibitions to prevent use of unmanned aircraft systems as weapons while operating in national airspace system.