Sarah Nilsson JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah NilssonJD, PhD, MAS



Washington Legislature - RCW 77.15.740


City of Bellevue


Franklin County - Hanford Site


Pierce County Ordinance 2013-28


Seattle Municipal Code

Seattle Film Permit


Snohomish County


Drones in the news

July 2019 - Washington State Patrol Builds Up Fleet Of 111 Drones





Bill History

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HB 1031AN ACT Relating to the use of UAS near certain protected marine species; and amending RCW 77.15.740. 


HB 1031

HB 1049 

HB 1093

HB 2016

HB 2106

HB 2774

SB 5499

SB 6437


King County Municipal Code 18.12.265 - Motorized models.

It is unlawful to operate any motorized model aircraft or motorized model watercraft in any park except at places set apart by the Superintendent for such purposes or as authorized by a permit from the Superintendent. (Ord. 113436 § 17, 1987.)


Seattle Council Bill no 117707 

“AN ORDINANCE relating to the regulation of UAS operated by the Seattle Police Department; adopting City policies regarding the acquisition and operation of UAS; and establishing a new Chapter 14.18 in the Seattle Municipal Code.” *Proposal Died after Mayor Cancelled Police Drone Program

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