Drone registration rule gets underway

Politico mentions Marc Scribner's research on the new drone proposal in daily news update on transportation.

Pointing to an analysis by drone lawyer Jonathan Rupprecht, Competitive Enterprise Institute transportation policy expert Marc Scribner suggests the new drone proposal means the FAA will violate existing law and circumvent the typical feedback process for developing new regulations. The legal language Scribner and Rupprecht site bars the FAA from making rules for model aircraft. “FAA Administrator Michael Huerta claimed the FAA has existing safety authority to mandate drone registration,” Scribner writes, “but it remains to be seen how the agency can evade Congress’s clear intentions.”