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FAA releases proposal to set new drone regulations

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 12:19:51-05

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing new regulations on drones that will impact both commercial and consumer aircraft.

Drones are have been used by delivery services, such as Amazon, and those who enjoy flying a drone.

The FAA wants to track all drones in real time, starting from the time they take off.

They plan to do this with a type of digital license plate to track a drone's location and ownership.

FAA regulators said this regulation is necessary before more drones take flight from companies like Amazon, Google or UPS that plan on making same-day deliveries.

The proposal is still a draft to give the public 60 days to comment.

Once that happens, it will take another three years for the proposal to be finalized and take effect.

(NBC News contributed to this report).