2016 State Legislation on Unmanned Systems 

2016 Unmanned Systems Legislation Mapped by State

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AK H.C.R. 17Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Supporting the aviation industry; and urging the governor to make state-owned land available to the unmanned aircraft systems industry for the management and operation of unmanned aircraft systems and related research, manufacturing, testing, and training.Passed LegislatureN HOUSE; TRANSMITTED TO GOVERNOR; LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 477/11/2016AlaskaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Alaska
AL H.B. 471Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would create the Alabama Unmanned 9 Aircraft Systems Act to prohibit the use of an 10 unmanned aircraft system to fly over certain 11 designated manufacturing and commercial facilities 12 without permission of the owner of the facility, to 13 harass persons who are hunting and fishing, or to 14 use the system to aid in hunting or fishing, would 15 provide criminal penalties for violations, and 16 would authorize injunctive relief. 17 This bill would provide criminal penalties 18 for using an unmanned aircraft system to disrupt 19 the operation of a manned flight or motor vehicles 20 on roadways, would prohibit the sale, transport, 21 manufacture, or possession of a system equipped 22 with a weapon, or to interfere with law enforcement 23 officers or certain emergency medical 24 professionals. 25 This bill also would prohibit governmental 26 agencies from using unmanned aircraft systems to 27 gather evidence or other information, except under certain conditions, and would authorize the 2 initiation of a civil action by persons injured by 3 violations. 4 Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama 5 of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the 6 Official Recompilation of the Constitution of 7 Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general 8 law whose purpose or effect would be to require a 9 new or increased expenditure of local funds from 10 becoming effective with regard to a local 11 governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote 12 unless: it comes within one of a number of 13 specified exceptions; it is approved by the 14 affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates 15 funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to 16 the entity for the purpose. 17 The purpose or effect of this bill would be 18 to require a new or increased expenditure of local 19 funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, 20 the bill does not require approval of a local 21 governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to 22 become effective because it comes within one of the 23 specified exceptions contained in the amendment. 24 25Defeated3/23/16AlabamaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Alabama
AL S.B. 378Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would create the Alabama Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act to prohibit the use of an unmanned aircraft system to fly over certain designated manufacturing and commercial facilities without permission of the owner of the facility, to harass persons who are hunting and fishing, or to use the system to aid in hunting or fishing, would provide criminal penalties for violations, and would authorize injunctive relief. This bill would provide criminal penalties for using an unmanned aircraft system to disrupt the operation of a manned flight or motor vehicles on roadways, would prohibit the sale, transport, manufacture, or possession of a system equipped with a weapon, or to interfere with law enforcement officers or certain emergency medical professionals. This bill also would prohibit governmental agencies from using unmanned aircraft systems to gather evidence or other information, except under certain conditions, and would authorize the initiation of a civil action by persons injured by violations.Defeated4/5/16AlabamaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Alabama
AZ H.B. 2073Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Makes unlawful the operation or use of an unmanned aircraft system to intentionally photograph, electronically record, collect information, conduct surveillance or gather evidence on critical facilities or a person or the person's property.Defeated1/20/16ArizonaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Arizona
AZ S.B. 1449Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Unmanned Aircraft; Prohibited Operations Clarifies that a person commits disorderly conduct if, with intent to disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, family, or person, or with knowledge of doing so, such person operates a model aircraft or civil unmanned aircraft in dangerous proximity to a person or a person's property unless the person has consented to the operation. Also prohibits other operation of model aircraft or civil unmanned aircrafts.Signed5/11/16ArizonaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Arizona
CA A.B. 14Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would create the Unmanned Aircraft Task Force. The task force would be responsible for formulating a comprehensive plan for state regulation of unmanned aircraft.DefeatedDied pursuant to Article IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.1/31/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA A.B. 1592Autonomous VehiclesExisting law permits the operation of an autonomous vehicle on public roads for testing purposes if, among other requirements, the driver is seated in the driver's seat and is capable of taking immediate manual control of the vehicle in the event of an autonomous technology failure or other emergency. This bill would, notwithstanding the above provision, authorize the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to conduct a pilot project for the testing of autonomous vehicles that are not equipped with a steering wheel, a brake pedal, an accelerator, or an operator inside the vehicle, if the testing is conducted only at specified locations and the autonomous vehicle operates at speeds of less than 35 miles per hour.Passed HouseFrom committee: Amend, and do pass as amended.6/21/16CaliforniaAutonomous VehiclesCalifornia
CA A.B. 1662Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires the operator of any unmanned aircraft system involved in an accident resulting in injury to an individual or damage to property to immediately land the unmanned aircraft at the nearest location that will not jeopardize the safety of others and provide certain information to the injured individual or the owner or person in charge of the damaged property or place that information in a conspicuous place on the damaged property. The bill would make a person who violates these provisions guilty of a misdemeanor. .Passed HouseFrom committee: Do pass and re-refer to Appropriations6/21/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA A.B. 1724Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires, beginning January 1, 2017, a person or public or private entity that owns or operates an unmanned aircraft, as defined, to place specified identifying information or digitally store identifying information on that unmanned aircraft. Exempts model aircraft, as defined, from that requirement. Makes a person or entity that violates that provision liable for a civil fine not to exceed $2,500. Authorizes the Attorney General, a district attorney, county counsel, or a city attorney to bring an action to recover that fine, as specified.ActiveIn committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.3/29/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA A.B. 1820Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would generally prohibit a law enforcement agency from using an unmanned aircraft system, obtaining an unmanned aircraft system from another public agency by contract, loan, or other arrangement, or using information obtained from an unmanned aircraft system used by another public agency, except as provided by the bill' s provisions. The bill would make its provisions applicable to all law enforcement agencies and private entities when contracting with or acting as the agent of a law enforcement agency for the use of an unmanned aircraft system. The bill would authorize a law enforcement agency to use an unmanned aircraft system if the law enforcement agency complies with specified requirements, including, among others, that before the use of an unmanned aircraft system, the law enforcement agency develops and makes available to the public a policy on the use of an unmanned aircraft system, as provided, and that the law enforcement agency complies with all applicable federal, state, and local law and the unmanned aircraft system policy developed by the law enforcement agency pursuant to the bill's provisions. The bill would prohibit a law enforcement agency from using an unmanned aircraft system to surveil private property unless, among other justifications, the law enforcement agency obtains a search warrant.Passed HouseIn committee: Set, first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.6/28/2016CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA A.B. 2148Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would make it unlawful for any person to launch, land, or operate an unmanned aircraft system from Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Parks and Recreation managed lands or waters, except as authorized by these departments, or unless exempted from this prohibition. The bill would authorize the departments to consider certain factors when reviewing a request for the departments' authorization for the use of an unmanned aircraft system. The bill would also make it unlawful to use an unmanned aircraft system to take, or assist in the take of, fish or wildlife, including, but not limited to, the use of unmanned aircraft systems for scouting purposes. The bill would provide that an unmanned aircraft system is a motorized air vehicle within the meaning of a certain existing prohibition and thus under that prohibition may not be used to pursue, drive, or herd any bird or mammal, except as specified.Passed HouseFrom committee chair, with author's amendments; Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Natural Resources and Water6/22/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA A.B. 2320Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)States that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that will regulate unmanned aircraft systems.Passed HouseFrom committee: Do pass and re-refer to Appropriations6/21/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA A.B. 2724Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)States it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would provide immunity for first responders who damage or destroy drones that interfere with emergency operations.Passed HouseFrom committee: Do pass and re-refer to Judiciary6/22/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA A.B. 37Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would generally prohibit public agencies from using unmanned aircraft systems, or contracting for the use of unmanned aircraft systems.Defeated2/1/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA A.B. 56Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would generally prohibit law enforcement agencies from using unmanned aircraft systems, obtaining an unmanned aircraft system from another public agency by contract, loan, or other arrangement, or using information obtained from an unmanned aircraft system used by another public agency, except as provided by the bill' s provisions.ActiveRead second time. Ordered to third reading. Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Hertzberg.9/8/2015CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 1215Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Establishes the California Aerospace Commission to foster the development of activities in California related to aerospace, including, but not limited to, aviation, commercial and governmental space travel, unmanned aerial vehicles, aerospace education and job training, infrastructure and research launches, manufacturing, academic research, applied research, economic diversification, business development, tourism, and education.ActiveSet for hearing May 27.5/20/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 1246Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires pest control operators, pest control businesses, and mosquito abatement and vector control districts, at least 7 days before administering pesticides by aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle over a residential area, to notify various people and entities, including, but not limited to, affected governmental agencies, school districts, and chambers of commerceActive04/20/2016 April 20 set for second hearing canceled at the request of author.4/20/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 142Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would extend liability for wrongful occupation of realproperty and damages to a person who operates an unmannedaircraft or unmanned aircraft system, as defined, less than 350 feetabove ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property,without the express permission of the person or entity with thelegal authority to grant access or without legal authority.Passed Legislature4/20/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 167Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would make it unlawful to knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly operate an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system, as defined, in a manner that prevents or delays the extinguishment of a fire, or in any way interferes with the efforts of firefighters to control, contain, or extinguish a fire.ActiveReturned to Secretary of Senate2/1/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 168Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would further limit the exposure to civil liability of a public entity or public employee for damage to an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system, if the damage was caused while the public entity or public employee was performing specific emergency services and the unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system was interfering with the provision of those emergency services.Passed Legislature4/25/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 170Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would make a person who knowingly and intentionally operates an unmanned aircraft system on or above the grounds of a state prison or a jail guilty of a misdemeanor.Passed Legislature4/25/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 262Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would prohibit a law enforcement agency from using an unmanned aircraft system to conduct surveillance of private property unless the law enforcement agency has obtaind a search warrant, the person or entity with the legal authority to grant access to the private property grants the law enforcement agency permission to access the property, or an exigent circumstance exists.ActiveReturned to Secretary of Senate2/1/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 263Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would prohibit a person subject to certain protective orders, when the person is prohibited by the protective order from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person.ActiveReturned to Secretary of Senate2/1/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 271Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would make it an infraction to knowingly and intentionally operate an unmanned aircraft system on the grounds of, or less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying, a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority.Passed Legislature4/25/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 807Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)States that public entities and public employees shall not be liable for any damage to an unmanned aircraft system, if the damage was caused while the public entity or public employee was providing, and the unmanned aircraft system was interfering with, the operation, support, or enabling of certain emergency services.Passed SenateFrom committee: Do pass and re-refer to Appropriations with recommendation:6/28/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 809Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Adds Section 626.12 to the Penal Code. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally operates an unmanned aircraft system on the grounds of, or less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying, a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority. Adds Section 4577 to the Penal Code. Provides that a person who knowingly and intentionally operates an unmanned aircraft system on or above the grounds of a state prison or jail is guilty of a misdemeanor. Allows for exceptions.ActiveMay be acted upon on or after February 4.1/5/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 810Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)States that it shall be unlawful to knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly operate an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system in a manner that prevents or delays the extinguishment of a fire, or in any way interferes with the fforts of firefighters to control, contain, or extinguish a fire.ActiveMay be acted upon on or after February 4.1/5/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 811Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Adds Section 4577 to the Penal Code. Provides that a person who knowingly and intentionally operates an unmanned aircraft system on or above the grounds of a state prison or jail is guilty of a misdemeanor. Allows for exceptions.ActiveReferred to Public Safety1/28/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.B. 868Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill would enact the State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. The bill would establish conditions for operating remote piloted aircraft, including the procurement of liability insurance. The bill would authorize the department to adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the conditions under which remote piloted aircraft may be operated for the purpose of protecting and ensuring the general public interest and safety and the safety of persons operating remote piloted aircraft. .Passed SenateJune 21 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. Reconsideration granted.6/21/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CA S.J.R. 18Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This measure would request the President of the United States and the United States Secretary of Transportation to allow for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems by farmers and rangeland managers pursuant to emergency rules adopted by the administration, as specified.Passed Legislature5/20/16CaliforniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)California
CO H.B. 1020Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits certain uses of unmanned aircraft systems, including flying a UAS within 5 miles of a detention facility with the intent to introduce a dangerous instrument, alcohol, or controlled substance. Also includes airports.Defeated1/26/16ColoradoUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Colorado
CT H.B. 5274Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)To (1) establish the crime of using computer software or technology, including a drone, which allows someone who is not physically present to release tear gas or control a deadly weapon, explosive or incendiary device, (2) limit the use of a drone by law enforcement and other state agencies, and (3) establish retention and destruction requirements for information collected by law enforcement using drones.Defeated4/30/16ConnecticutUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Connecticut
CT S.B. 148Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)To implement the program review and investigations committee recommendations concerning the weaponization of drones.Defeated4/14/16ConnecticutUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Connecticut
DE H.B. 195Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill creates the crime of unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system. The bill prohibits unmanned aircraft systems from flying over sporting events, concerts, automobile races, festivals, and events at which more than 5000 people are in attendance and critical infrastructure in the State of Delaware. The penalty for the crime is an unclassified misdemeanor for a first offense and a class A misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense unless injury occurs to a person or property damage occurs as a result of a violation in which case it is a Class G. Felony.Passed LegislatureAmendment SA 1 - Stricken; Amendment SA 2 - Stricken; Amendment SA 3 - Stricken; Amendment SA 4 - Passed by Senate.; Defeated by Senate.; Roll Call Rescinded in Senate; Passed by Senate.; Passed by House7/1/2016DelawareUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Delaware
DE S.C.R. 85Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This Senate Concurrent Resolution expresses support for the development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, technologies, usages, and businesses in Delaware and the increased economic and training opportunities available within the FAA Regulatory framework.Passed LegislaturePassed in House7/1/2016DelawareUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Delaware
FL H.B. 1301Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Provides criminal penalties for convicted sexual predators who use or operate drone to view or record image of minor.Defeated3/11/16FloridaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Florida
FL H.B. 459Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Drones; Provides for liability for damage to person or property in this state for which operation of drone was substantial contributing factor.Defeated3/11/16FloridaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Florida
FL H.B. 7061Autonomous VehiclesRevises provisions relating to autonomous vehicles.Signed4/14/16FloridaAutonomous VehiclesFlorida
FL S.B. 1392Autonomous VehiclesRevising the circumstances under which the Department of Transportation is authorized to direct the removal of certain traffic control devices; providing exceptions to the prohibition against certain television-type receiving equipment in vehicles; revising provisions relating to required equipment and operation of autonomous vehicles, etc.Defeated3/10/16FloridaAutonomous VehiclesFlorida
FL S.B. 510Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Sexual Predators; Providing criminal penalties for convicted sexual predators who use or operate a drone to view or record an image of a minor under certain circumstances, etc.Defeated3/11/16FloridaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Florida
FL S.B. 642Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Drones; Providing for liability for injury to a person or property damage in this state for the negligent operation of a drone; defining a term, etc.Defeated3/11/16FloridaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Florida
GA H.B. 157Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Aviation; no aircraft operated in airspace above private property for purpose of searching or engaging in surveillance without search warrant or permission of owner.Defeated2/2/15GeorgiaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Georgia
GA H.B. 44Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the regulation of aeronautics, aircraft, and airports, so as to provide for definitions; to prohibit the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles in certain areas; to amend Code Section 51-9-9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to interference with property rights, so as to provide for an exception to the right of action; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.Defeated1/14/15GeorgiaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Georgia
GA H.B. 5Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to invasions of privacy, so as to provide for a definition; to provide for the lawful use of unmanned aircraft; to prohibit the capturing of certain images by unmanned aircraft; to prohibit the possession, disclosure, display, distribution, or other use of such improperly captured images; to provide for penalties; to provide for defenses to prosecution; to restrict the use of such images; to provide for civil actions for violations; to provide for rule-making authority for the Department of Public Safety for law enforcement use of such unmanned aircraft; to provide for certain reports; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.Defeated2/12/15GeorgiaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Georgia
GA H.B. 779Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Regulates the use of unmanned aircraft systems and images captured by such systems; to provide for definitions; to provide for exceptions; to provide for penalties and a civil right of action; to provide for venue; to amend Code Section 27-3-151 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to activity prohibited in the taking of wildlife, so as to regulate the use of unmanned aircraft systems in connection to hunting and fishing; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.Defeated5/3/16GeorgiaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Georgia
GA H.R. 744Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)A RESOLUTION creating the House Study Committee on the Use of Drones; and for other purposes.Defeated3/27/15GeorgiaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Georgia
GA S.B. 113Autonomous VehiclesAn Act to amend Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to motor vehicles and traffic, so as to create a new class of motor vehicles to be known as autonomous vehicles; to provide for definitions; to provide for requirements to operate an autonomous vehicle; to provide for the operation of autonomous vehicles on public highways for testing purposes; to provide for indemnity to vehicle manufacturers in certain instances; to provide for the regulation of autonomous vehicles; to provide for a penalty; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.Defeated1/11/16GeorgiaAutonomous VehiclesGeorgia
GA S.B. 325Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Provides legislative findings; definitions; preemption of prohibitions; Establishes the Georgia Unmanned Aircraft Systems CommisionDefeated2/24/16GeorgiaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Georgia
HI H.B. 1458Autonomous VehiclesAllows autonomous motor vehicles to be operated on any road, street, or highway if certain requirements are met. Allows for manufacturer testing of autonomous motor vehicles on any road, street, or highway.Defeated12/17/15HawaiiAutonomous VehiclesHawaii
HI H.B. 1522Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits the use, navigation, piloting, or operation of an unmanned aerial system less than five hundred feet above ground level within the airspace above a residential property without the express consent of the property's owner or lessee. Defines unmanned aerial system.Defeated1/25/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.B. 1582Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates offenses of violation of privacy through use of an unmanned aircraft system in the first and second degree.Defeated1/25/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.B. 1632Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the offenses of violation of privacy in the first and second degree to address privacy concerns because of the use of unmanned aircraft systems.Defeated1/25/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.B. 1914Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Authorizes the counties to utilize unmanned aerial vehicles or drones in water rescue operations, provided that all necessary clearances have been obtained from the federal government.Defeated1/27/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.B. 1979Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits a law enforcement agency, person, entity, state or local public agency from using an unmanned aircraft system to gather evidence or other information; providing exceptions; authorizing an aggrieved party to initiate a civil action in order to prevent or remedy a violation of the act.Defeated1/27/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.B. 2021Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Increases the fine for conviction of certain offenses when an unmanned aerial system is used as a means of committing the offense. Provides that the offense of simple trespass can be committed when a person knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in the airspace directly above premises up to two hundred feet above ground level.Defeated2/12/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.B. 2684UAS Economic DevelopmentAids in the research and development of drone-powered cargo planes by authorizing test flights arriving or departing from Honolulu International Airport, provided that all necessary clearances have been obtained from the federal government.Defeated2/1/16HawaiiUAS Economic DevelopmentHawaii
HI H.B. 609Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Restricts the use, navigation, or piloting of unmanned aircraft systems. Creates criminal penalties and civil remedies.Defeated12/17/15HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.B. 632Autonomous VehiclesAuthorizes for testing purposes the operation of autonomous vehicles in the State of Hawaii. Requires Department of Transportation to establish an application and approval process and report annually to the legislature. Makes an appropriation.Defeated12/17/15HawaiiAutonomous VehiclesHawaii
HI H.B. 636Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Specifies that the purpose of the aerospace advisory committee includes tracking drone development and use. Requires the committee to appoint a drone regulation temporary working group to study and report to the legislature on recommended legislation. Makes an appropriation.Defeated12/17/15HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.B. 637Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amend the offenses of violation of privacy in the first and second degrees to specifically address the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or "drones" in the commission of these offenses.Defeated12/17/15HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.C.R. 196Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)REQUESTING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONVENE A DRONE POLICY TASK FORCE AND RECOMMEND A STATEWIDE POLICY FOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT THAT PROTECTS PRIVACY AND ALLOWS THE USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE APPLICATIONS.Defeated4/8/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI H.R. 133Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)REQUESTING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONVENE A DRONE POLICY TASK FORCE AND RECOMMEND A STATEWIDE POLICY FOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT THAT PROTECTS PRIVACY AND ALLOWS THE USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE APPLICATIONS.Defeated3/23/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 1329Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)An act relating to searches and seizures; creating the Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act ; defining the terms unmanned aircraft system and law enforcement agency ; prohibiting a law enforcement agency, person, entity, state or local public agency from using an unmanned aircraft system to gather evidence or other information; providing exceptions; authorizing an aggrieved party to initiate a civil action in order to prevent or remedy a violation of the act; prohibiting a law enforcement agency from using in any court of law in this state evidence obtained or collected in violation of the act; providing an effective date.Defeated1/21/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 2095Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires drone operators to carry liability insurance.Defeated2/10/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 2172Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Establishes restrictions on use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Amends the offenses of violation of privacy in the first and second degrees to specifically address the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the commission of these offenses.Defeated2/12/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 2347Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Establishes restrictions on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Amends the offenses of violation of privacy in the first and second degrees to specifically address the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the commission of these offenses.Defeated2/11/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 2415Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Makes it a violation of privacy in the first degree for a person to knowingly install or use outside a private place any device for observing, recording, amplifying, or broadcasting another person in a stage of undress or sexual activity without consent of the person therein. Clarifies that lack of consent of the person entitled to privacy is required to violate privacy in the second degree when installing or using in a private place a device for observing, recording, amplifying, or broadcasting another person in a stage of undress or sexual activity. Makes it a violation of privacy in the second degree for a person to install or use outside a private place any device for observing, hearing, recording, amplifying, or broadcasting sounds or events occurring in that place which would not ordinarily be visible, audible, or comprehensible outside, without the consent of the person entitled to privacy therein. Defines "device".Defeated1/27/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 2712Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)An act prohibiting a law enforcement agency, person, entity, state or local public agency from using an unmanned aircraft system to gather evidence or other information; providing exceptions; authorizing an aggrieved party to initiate a civil action in order to prevent or remedy a violation of the act.Defeated1/27/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 2965Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Establishes the offenses of prohibited use of an unmanned aircraft system in the first degree and prohibited use of an unmanned aircraft system in the second degree. Establishes exemptions for the prohibited use of an unmanned aircraft system offenses.1/29/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 3062UAS Economic DevelopmentMakes an appropriation to the department of business, economic development, and tourism to operate Hawaii's unmanned aerial systems test site activities.Defeated1/29/16HawaiiUAS Economic DevelopmentHawaii
HI S.B. 3073Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Establishes a school of aviation at University of Hawaii at Hilo to offer a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical science. Students will receive instruction in flying unmanned aerial vehicles.Defeated3/24/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 579Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill acknowledges the potential for unmanned aircraft systems to provide economic and security benefits. Also, it prohibits the use of unmanned aircrafts, except by law enforcement agencies, to conduct surveillance and establishes certain conditions for law enforcement agencies to use an unmanned aircraft to obtain information. Exempts the use of model aircrafts for commercial, hobby, or recreational purposes. Requires all law enforcement agencies using unmanned aircrafts and the courts to report on their activities relating to unmanned aircrafts. .Defeated1/21/16HawaiiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Hawaii
HI S.B. 630Autonomous VehiclesAllows a person who possesses a valid Hawaii driver license to operate an autonomous motor vehicle that employs autonomous technology. Defines autonomous vehicle. Defines autonomous technology. Requires certain safety features. Specifies certain conditions for safety testing.Defeated1/21/16HawaiiAutonomous VehiclesHawaii
IA H.F. 2209Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)A bill for an act prohibiting the use of automated or remote traffic law enforcement systems, requiring removal of existing systems, and including effective date provisions.Defeated2/9/16IowaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Iowa
ID S.B. 1213Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Clarifies that hunting use restrictions for motorized vehicles and aircraft includes unmanned aircraft systems (drones).Signed2/25/16IdahoUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Idaho
IL H.B. 1048Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Provides that if and only if Senate Bill 44 of the 99th General Assembly becomes law, then the Unmanned Aerial System Oversight Task Force Act is amended to allow the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and the President and Minority Leader of the Senate to appoint members to the Task Force.Defeated10/10/15IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IL H.B. 3136Autonomous VehiclesAmended version (4/15/15) creates the Automated Motor Vehicle Study and Report Act. Provides that the Secretary of State shall conduct a study on the feasibility of the operation of automated motor vehicles in Illinois and produce a report on its findings. Requires the Secretary to submit the report and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2016. Defines "automated motor vehicle"Defeated5/29/16IllinoisAutonomous VehiclesIllinois
IL H.B. 3421Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Adds to disorderly conduct for a person to knowingly operate any aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator in flight below the minimum altitudes of flight prescribed by the laws of this State or by rules of the Division of Aeronautics of the Department of Transportation of this State over any stadium, arena, or the real property or parking area of any stadium or arena, during times when more than 35 persons are present for an event, except as provided for law enforcement use under the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Penalty is a Class A misdemeanor.Defeated3/27/15IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IL H.B. 3996Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits disorderly conduct when he or she knowingly uses a drone to harass or conduct surveillance of another person without the consent of that other person and with the intent to alarm or disturb that other person. Defines "drone". Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor.Defeated3/27/15IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IL H.B. 4538Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 concerning the Interference With Penal Institution Article of the Code. Provides that in addition to any other penalty provided by law, an additional one year of imprisonment shall be added to the sentence of a person who commits bringing contraband into a penal institution or unauthorized bringing or delivery of contraband into a penal institution by an employee by using an unmanned aerial vehicle. Provides that a person who knowingly and intentionally operates an unmanned aerial vehicle below the navigable airspace overlaying a State penal institution is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that this provision does not apply to an employee who operates the unmanned aerial vehicle within the scope of his or her employment, or a person who receives prior permission from the penal institution to operate the unmanned aerial vehicle. Provides that a person who knowingly and intentionally captures images or data of a State penal institution through the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Provides that this provision does not apply to an employee who captures images or data of a State penal institution through the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle within the scope of his or her employment, or a person who receives prior permission from the penal institution to capture images or data of a State penal institution through the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle.Defeated4/8/16IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IL H.B. 5808Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the Unmanned Aerial System Oversight Task Force Act. Provides for the appointment of members to the Unmanned Aerial System Task Force by the General Assembly. Provides that the Task Force shall submit a report with recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly no later than July 1, 2017 (rather than July 1, 2016). Provides that the Act is repealed on September 1, 2017 (rather than September 1, 2016). Effective immediately.Passed LegislatureIn House; Sent to the Governor6/23/16IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IL S.B. 1371Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the Wildlife Code. Defines the term, "Drone". Prohibits the use of a manned or unmanned vehicle to take, pursue, or intentionally harass or disturb wild birds or mammals. Makes it unlawful to hunt on property where wildlife were spotted using manned or unmanned aircraft, including drones, unless 24 hours have passed since the aircraft has landed. Provides that the use of a drone as a hunting device constitutes a public nuisance, making the drone subject to confiscation.Defeated10/10/15IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IL S.B. 2344Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 concerning the Interference With Penal Institution Article of the Code. Provides that in addition to any other penalty provided by law, an additional one year of imprisonment shall be added to the sentence of a person who commits bringing contraband into a penal institution or unauthorized bringing or delivery of contraband into a penal institution by an employee by using an unmanned aerial vehicle. Provides that a person who knowingly and intentionally operates an unmanned aerial vehicle below the navigable airspace overlaying a State penal institution is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that this provision does not apply to an employee who operates the unmanned aerial vehicle within the scope of his or her employment, or a person who receives prior permission from the penal institution to operate the unmanned aerial vehicle. Provides that a person who knowingly and intentionally captures images or data of a State penal institution through the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Provides that this provision does not apply to an employee who captures images or data of a State penal institution through the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle within the scope of his or her employment, or a person who receives prior permission from the penal institution to capture images or data of a State penal institution through the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle. Defines "State penal institution" and "unmanned aerial vehicle".Defeated4/8/16IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IL S.B. 2480Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.Defeated2/9/16IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IL S.B. 2588Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Provides that a law enforcement agency may use a drone for law enforcement training purposes. Training must be completed in a geographically confined and time-limited manner to safeguard the privacy of individuals. The use of a drone on private property requires lawful consent. The use of a drone on land, highways, roadways, or areas belonging to the State or political subdivisions of the State does not require a search warrant or consent to search. A law enforcement agency shall make every reasonable attempt to only photograph the law enforcement training and avoid other areas or individuals. Provides that a supervisor at a law enforcement agency may retain information gathered by a drone used for law enforcement training purposes. A supervisor of a law enforcement agency who uses a drone for law enforcement training purposes may disclose particular information to another government agency. Effective immediately.Defeated4/20/16IllinoisUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Illinois
IN H.B. 1013Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Allows the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle by a law enforcement officer or governmental entity without obtaining a search warrant if the law enforcement officer determines that the use of the unmanned aerial vehicle is required to obtain aerial photographs or video images of a motor vehicle accident site on a public street or public highway.Signed3/21/16IndianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Indiana
IN S.B. 149Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Allows the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle by a law enforcement officer or governmental entity without obtaining a search warrant if the law enforcement officer determines that the use of the unmanned aerial vehicle is required to obtain aerial photographs or video images of a motor vehicle accident site on a public street or public highway.Defeated1/7/16IndianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Indiana
KS H.B. 2397Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles from operating in Kansas. Provides exceptions for Kansas army and air national guard and all brances of the United States armed forces under certain circumstances.Defeated6/15/16KansasUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kansas
KS S.B. 462Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Regulation of drones; private property rights; civil cause of action.Defeated6/15/16KansasUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kansas
KY H.B. 12Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Create a new section of KRS Chapter 500 to define "drone"; prohibit a law enforcement agency from using a drone to gather evidence or other information; provide exceptions; prohibit use of evidence obtained in violation; provide that the Act may be cited as the "Citizens' Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act."Defeated1/6/15KentuckyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kentucky
KY H.B. 120Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Create a new section of KRS Chapter 500 to define "drone"; prohibit the use of a drone for purposes of harassment, to commit acts of voyeurism, or facilitation burglary; allow the use of drones for lawful commercial, personal, or law enforcement use; of provide that a violation of this section for use of a drone for harassment purposes is a violation and for any other purpose enumerated in the section is a Class B misdemeanor.Defeated2/29/16KentuckyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kentucky
KY H.B. 22Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Create a new section of KRS Chapter 500 to define "drone"; prohibit a law enforcement agency from using a drone to gather evidence or other information; provide exceptions; prohibit use of evidence obtained in violation; provide that the Act may be cited as the "Citizens' Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act." (BR 197)Defeated1/5/16KentuckyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kentucky
KY H.B. 375Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits a person from weaponizing an unmanned aerial vehicle; Allows a person who owns or lawfully occupies real property to bring an action for trespass against the owner or operator of an unmanned aerial vehicle under certain circumstances; Regulates use of unmanned aerial vehicles by law enforcement; Requires the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to establish and maintain a registry of unmanned aerial vehicles that are operated by public agencies, Adopts regulations limiting the public purposes for which an agency may operate an unmanned aerial vehicle, and to submit an annual report to the Legislative Research Commission outlining the activities of public agencies with respect to the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles; Regulates use of unmanned aerial vehicles by public agencies; Prohibits a person from operating an unmanned aerial vehicle within a certain distance from critical facilities or an airport; Amends KRS 446.010 to define " unmanned aerial vehicle."Defeated2/10/16KentuckyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kentucky
KY H.B. 445Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates a new section of KRS Chapter 438 to define "critical infrastructure," " unmanned aircraft," and "unmanned aircraft system," and to clarify what is not included in the term "unmanned aircraft system"; Prohibits the use of an unmanned aircraft system to collect evidence or information about critical infrastructure without prior written consent and make the unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system for this purpose a Class A or Class B misdemeanor; Provides for damages to the owner of critical infrastructure.Defeated2/26/16KentuckyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kentucky
KY H.B. 67Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to define the new offense of drone harassment; amend KRS 446.010 to define "drone."Defeated1/14/16KentuckyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kentucky
KY S.B. 233Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)AN ACT relating to the use of drones for unlawful purposes. Create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to prohibit the use of a drone for purposes of harassment, to commit acts of voyeurism, or for facilitation of property offenses; allow the use of drones for lawful commercial, personal, or law enforcement use; provide that a violation for use of a drone for harassment purposes is a violation and for any other purpose enumerated in the section is a Class B misdemeanor; create a new section of KRS Chapter 39G to require Office for Homeland Security to promulgate administrative regulations regarding use of drones on state property; amend KRS 446.010 to define "drone."Defeated2/29/16KentuckyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kentucky
KY S.B. 281Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)AN ACT relating to the use of drones. Create new sections of KRS Chapter 183 to define "drone" and "critical infrastructure"; prohibit and create penalties for the use of drone to surveil critical infrastructure without consent; prohibit and create penalties for the use of a drone for harassment, voyeurism, and facilitation of burglary; prohibit and create penalties for adding a lethal payload to a drone; provide exceptions; create a new section of Chapter 183 to prohibit a law enforcement agency from using a drone to gather evidence or other information and prohibit use of evidence obtained in violation; provide that the section may be cited as the "Citizens' Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 39G to allow the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to promulgate administrative regulations regarding drones.Defeated3/9/16KentuckyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Kentucky
LA H.B. 1143Autonomous VehiclesMOTOR VEHICLES: Defines autonomous technology for purposes of the Highway Regulatory ActSigned6/2/16LouisianaAutonomous VehiclesLouisiana
LA H.B. 19Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits use of an unmanned aircraft system to conduct surveillance or collect information about a school, school premises, or correctional facilitiesSigned6/17/16LouisianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Louisiana
LA H.B. 233Autonomous VehiclesMOTOR VEHICLES: Provides relative to the regulation of autonomous vehicles operating on the highways of this state: AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 32:1(16), (40), (44), and (92), 401(20), 851(5) and (8) and to enact R.S. 32:1(1.2) and (1.3) and Part IX of Chapter 1 of Title 32 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to be comprised of R.S. 32: 400.1 through 400.6, relative to autonomous vehicles; to amend definitions relating to motor vehicles; to provide for regulations for the operation and testing of autonomous vehicles on roads and highways; to provide for insurance requirements for the testing of autonomous vehicles; to provide for requirements for the registration of autonomous vehicles; and to provide for related matters.DefeatedIn House; Reported by substitute (16-0).4/18/16LouisianaAutonomous VehiclesLouisiana
LA H.B. 335Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)AGRICULTURE: Provides for the establishment of an unmanned aerial system registration fee: AN ACT To enact R.S. 3:48, relative to registration fees for unmanned aerial systems; to establish a registration fee for unmanned aerial systems; and to provide for related matters.Signed6/17/16LouisianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Louisiana
LA H.B. 635Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)CRIME: Adds the use of unmanned aircraft systems as elements of certain crimes involving the invasion of privacy: AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 14:283(A)(1), 283.1(A), and 284(B) and to enact R.S. 14:283(G), 283.1(C), and 284(D), relative to crimes affecting public morals; to amend crimes involving the observation and invasion of privacy of another to include the use of unmanned aircraft systems; to define unmanned aircraft systems; and to provide for related matters.SignedSigned by the Governor. Becomes Act No. 635.; In House; Effective date: 08/01/2016.6/17/16LouisianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Louisiana
LA H.B. 811Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)CRIME: Prohibits and provides criminal penalties for the use of unmanned aircraft in certain areas and for certain purposes: AN ACT To enact R.S. 14:338, relative to the unlawful use of unmanned aircraft; to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft in certain areas and for certain purposes; to provide for definitions; to provide exceptions; to provide criminal penalties; and to provide for related matters.DefeatedIn House; referred to the Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice.3/14/16LouisianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Louisiana
LA S.B. 124Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Creates the crime of criminal trespass by unmanned aircraft. (gov sig) AN ACT To enact R.S. 14:63.1, relative to criminal trespass; to create the crime of criminal trespass by unmanned aircraft; to provide that the operation of an unmanned aircraft within the air space over immovable property constitutes criminal trespass under certain circumstances; to provide definitions; to provide penalties; and to provide for related matters.Defeated04/27/2016 In Senate; Title of substitute read and adopted; becomes Senate Bill No. 472.4/27/16LouisianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Louisiana
LA S.B. 141Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Adds surveillance by unmanned aircraft to the crime of criminal trespass. (gov sig) AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 14:63(B) and (C), relative to criminal trespass; to provide that surveillance by unmanned aircraft constitutes criminal trespass under certain circumstances; to provide definitions; and to provide for related matters.Signed6/17/16LouisianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Louisiana
LA S.B. 472Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Relative to crimes committed by means of an unmanned aircraft system; to provide that the crimes of stalking, criminal mischief, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, unauthorized entry of a place of business, and entry or remaining after being forbidden can be committed by means of an unmanned aircraft system; to provide definitions; to provide relative to federal preemption; and to provide for related matters.DefeatedIn Senate; Reconsidered. Read by title; returned to the Calendar, subject to call.5/19/16LouisianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Louisiana
LA S.B. 73Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Provides relative to the crime of resisting an officer. (8/1/16) B.(1) The phrase "obstruction of" as used herein shall, in addition to its common meaning, signification, and connotation mean the following: (e) The intentional crossing or traversing of a police cordon by an unauthorized person or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The cordoned area includes the airspace above the cordoned area. (i) For purposes of this Subparagraph, "police cordon" means any impediment or structure erected or established by an officer for crowd or traffic control, or to prevent or obstruct the passage of a person at the scene of a crime, an investigation, a demonstration, or parade area. (ii) "Impediment or structure" includes but is not limited to crime scene tape, rope, cable, wire or metal barricades, or the posting of uniformed officers or other personnel otherwise identifiable as law enforcement officers. (iii) If a UAV's flight into the cordoned area endangers the public or an officer's safety, law enforcement personnel or fire department personnel are authorized to disable the UAV.Signed5/27/16LouisianaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Louisiana
MA H.B. 1322Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle by a government entity or official except for certain circumstances listed in the bill.ActiveJoint Hearing scheduled for 10/06/20159/29/2015MassachusettsUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Massachusetts
MA H.B. 2977Autonomous VehiclesAn Act relative to autonomous vehicles. It states that a person who possesses a valid driver's license may operate an autonomous vehicle in autonomous mode.ActiveIn House; Accompanied a new draft, see H43215/23/16MassachusettsAutonomous VehiclesMassachusetts
MA S.B. 1835Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)An Act to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Law Enforcement and Government Use.ActiveIn Senate; Accompanied a study order, see S23877/5/2016MassachusettsUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Massachusetts
MA S.B. 1841Autonomous VehiclesProhibits automous vehicles from being operated on public raods unless specific criteria is met.ActiveIn Senate; Accompanied a study order, see S23176/6/16MassachusettsAutonomous VehiclesMassachusetts
MA S.B. 2371Autonomous VehiclesRegulates transportation network companies; Establishes a task force to reveiw ride for hire laws; Task force shall consider provisions relating to autonomous cars, feasibility of incentiving the use of zero emissions vehicles, and other issues. As part of the task forceís review, the task force shall consider: (vi) the potential impact of autonomous cars in the ride for hire industry, including the possible effect that autonomous cars may have on vehicle safety and fairness to existing driversActiveIn Senate; Ways and Means amendment adopted, as amended; Reprinted as amended, see S2398; Substituted, as amended, for H4064; See H40646/29/2016MassachusettsAutonomous VehiclesMassachusetts
MA S.B. 447Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)An Act relative to hunting with Unmanned Aerial Systems. It defines unmanned aerial systems.ActiveJoint Hearing scheduled for 11/10/201511/2/2015MassachusettsUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Massachusetts
MD H.B. 351Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requiring the use of a drone by an agent of the State or a political subdivision of the State to fully comply with all specified applicable federal requirements and guidelines; prohibiting an agent of the State or a political subdivision of the State from operating a drone for the purpose of receiving or disclosing information acquired through the operation of a drone except in specified circumstances; providing exceptions to the prohibition against the use of specified drones and the acquisition and disclosure of specified information; etc.Defeated2/29/16MarylandUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Maryland
MD H.B. 8Autonomous VehiclesEstablishing the Task Force to Study Issues Related to the Use of Self-Driving Vehicles; requiring the Task Force to determine the most effective and appropriate best practices for governing self-driving vehicles based on a review of specified information; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to make specified recommendations; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2018; etc.Defeated3/14/16MarylandAutonomous VehiclesMaryland
MD H.B. 88Autonomous VehiclesProhibiting an individual from operating an automated motor vehicle in automated mode on a highway; establishing an exception to the prohibition by authorizing an individual to operate an automated motor vehicle in automated mode on a highway if the vehicle is properly titled and registered, the individual is in the driver's seat, and the individual has the ability, if necessary, to take control of the vehicle's movements; providing for the registration classification and fee of $50.50 annually for an automated motor vehicle; etc.Defeated2/22/16MarylandAutonomous VehiclesMaryland
MD S.B. 126Autonomous VehiclesEstablishing the Task Force to Study Issues Related to the Use of Self-Driving Vehicles; requiring the Task Force to determine the most effective and appropriate best practices for governing self-driving vehicles based on a review of specified information; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to make specified recommendations; requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2018; etc.Defeated2/8/16MarylandAutonomous VehiclesMaryland
MI H.B. 4866Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibition against use of unmanned aerial vehicles within 1,500 feet of a correctional facility; provide regulations for. Amends 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.201 - 791.285 ) by adding sec. 69b.ActiveIn House; Introduced; referred to Committee on Criminal Justice9/16/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI H.B. 4867Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for operating unmanned aerial vehicles within 1,500 feet of correctional facility; enact. Amends sec. 17f, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.17f ). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4866'15ActiveIn House; Introduced; referred to Committee on Criminal Justice9/16/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI H.B. 4868Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Limits use of unmanned aerial vehicles; criminalizes certain uses. Amends sec. 3 of 1945 PA 327 (MCL 259.3 ) & adds sec. 98.Passed House2/10/16MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI H.B. 5026Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Law enforcement; investigations; use of unmanned aerial vehicles; authorize under certain circumstances. Creates new act.ActiveIn House; Introduced; referred to Committee on Government Operations10/27/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI H.B. 5027Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for unmanned aerial vehicles statute violations; provide for. Amends sec. 12c, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.12c ). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5026'15Active10/27/2015 In House; Introduced; referred to Committee on Government Operations10/27/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI H.B. 5148Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits the operation of drones in airspace above the capitol or the capitol grounds without authorization from the Michigan State Capitol commission. Provides for civil penalities.ActiveIn House; Introduced; referred to Committee on Government Operations12/10/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI H.B. 5726Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Crimes; weapons; manufacture, sale, possession, or use of an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a weapon; prohibit: A person shall not manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or possess any of the following: an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a weapon that is designed to be used, shot, fired, or discharged remotely.Activebill electronically reproduced 06/07/20166/8/16MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI H.B. 5754Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Crimes; stalking; definition of stalking; expand to include certain uses of unmanned aerial vehicles.Activebill electronically reproduced 06/09/20167/13/16MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 432Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Aeronautics; other; unmanned aerial vehicles; prohibit operation near the Mackinac Bridge. Amends 1945 PA 327 (MCL 259.1 - 259.208 ) by adding sec. 96. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0433'15ActiveIn Senate; Introduced; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION7/1/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 433Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Aeronautics; other; definition of unmanned aerial vehicles; provide for. Amends sec. 3 of 1945 PA 327 (MCL 259.3 ). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0432'15ActiveIn Senate; Introduced; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION7/1/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 487Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits operating unmanned aerial vehicles within 1,000 feet of correctional facility and provides penalties. Amends 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.201 - 791.285 ) by adding sec. 69b.ActiveIn Senate; REPORTED FAVORABLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT; COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED IMMEDIATE EFFECT; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE10/22/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 488Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for operating unmanned aerial vehicles within 1,000 feet of correctional facility; enact. Amends sec. 17f, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.17f ).ActiveIn Senate; REPORTED FAVORABLY WITH SUBSTITUTE S-1; COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED IMMEDIATE EFFECT; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WITH SUBSTITUTE S-110/22/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 549Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits drone operation in airspace above the Michigan State Capitol Historic Site or its grounds. Amends 2013 PA 240 (MCL 4.1941 - 4.1949 ) by amending title & adding sec. 10.ActiveSenate; Introduced; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION10/7/2015MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 699Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Modifies the definition of airspace property.ActiveIn Senate; Introduced; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION1/13/16MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 700Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Amends the "Aeronautics code of the state of Michigan," by amending sections relating to air space.ActiveIn Senate; Introduced; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION1/13/16MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 917Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Aeronautics; other; operation of unmanned aerial vehicle by person or entity authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration; allow. a person that is authorized or licensed by thefederal aviation administration to operate unmanned aerial systemsfor commercial purposes may operate an unmanned aerial system in this state if the unmanned aerial system is operated in a manner consistent with the authorization or licensure.Active04/26/2016 In Senate; Introduced; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION4/26/16MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 992Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)A bill to provide for the operation and regulation of unmanned aerial systems in this state; to provide for the powers and duties of state and local governmental officers and entities; and to prohibit conduct related to the operation of unmanned aerial systems and prescribe penalties.ActiveIntroduced; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION5/25/16MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MI S.B. 994Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Definitions for unmanned aircraft and create task force to recommend statewide policy for drones.ActiveIntroduced; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION5/25/16MichiganUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Michigan
MN H.B. 1194Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Search warrant required for use of unmanned aerial vehicles, and law enforcement required to secure search warrant to receive electronic device location information.Defeated2/25/15MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.B. 1197Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Unmanned aerial vehicle use by law enforcement regulated.Defeated2/25/15MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.B. 1491Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Unmanned aerial vehicle use by law enforcement agencies regulated.Defeated3/5/15MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.B. 786Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Law enforcement surveillance technology classified.Defeated2/12/15MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.B. 986Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Unmanned aerial camera usage to gather evidence by law enforcement agencies prohibited, and civil actions authorized.Defeated2/18/15MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.F. 2406Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits using an unmanned aircraft system to take, harm, or harass wild animals.Defeated3/8/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.F. 2485Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits government agencies from requiring registration or licensure of unmanned aircraft system: [360.0185] UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS; REGISTRATION, LICENSURE, AND TAXATION PROHIBITED. The commissioner is prohibited from requiring an unmanned aircraft system to (1) register under section 360.018, (2) obtain a license and pay taxes under sections 360.511 to 360.67, or (3) obtain any other license or registration or pay any other tax or fee. This section also applies to all cities, counties, and towns, and any other state agency and local unit of government.Defeated3/8/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.F. 2935Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Unmanned aerial vehicle use near public safety helicopters prohibited: Subd. 2. Crime. Whoever knowingly operates an unmanned aerial vehicle within one mile of a public safety helicopter during operations is guilty of a crime and shall be punished as provided in subdivision 3. Subd. 3. Penalty. (a) A person who violates subdivision 2 is guilty of a misdemeanor. (b) A person who violates subdivision 2 a second or subsequent time is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.Defeated3/10/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.F. 3517Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)A bill for an act relating to aeronautics; regulating the operation of unmanned aircraft systems; providing penalties; authorizing rulemaking.Defeated4/7/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN H.F. 3919Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Unmanned aircraft system operations: Every person who operates an unmanned aircraft system either on or over land or water in this state without the consent of the owner of such aircraft; knowingly operates an unmanned aircraft system with a certificate of registration issued by the commissioner of transportation that is canceled, revoked, suspended, or altered; operates any unmanned aircraft system in such a manner as to indicate either a willful or a wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property; carries on or over land or water in this state in an aircraft other than a public aircraft any explosive substance; launches or recovers an unmanned aircraft system from state or private property without consent; or interferes with manned aircraft by willfully damaging, disrupting the operations of, or otherwise interfering with a manned aircraft while taking off, landing, in flight, or otherwise in motion, through the use of an unmanned aircraft system; except as may be permitted by other laws of this state, is guilty of a misdemeanor.Defeated4/14/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.B. 1299Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Relating to public safety; regulating the use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) by law enforcement agencies; defining certain terms; specifying certain exceptions; establishing certain limitations; requiring data deletion within a certain time frame; establishing certain reporting requirements.Defeated3/14/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.B. 1792Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibition on law enforcement's use of unmanned aerial cameras (drones) to gather evidence. It also lists exceptions.Defeated3/18/15MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.B. 685Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement; requiring a search warrant; specifying exceptions, use limitations, disclosures, data treatment, evidence, notice, violation remedies and reporting.Defeated2/9/15MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.B. 686Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by government entities; requiring government entities to have a search warrant; specifying exceptions, use limitations, consensual disclosures of information, data treatment, evidence, notice, violation remedies and reporting; requiring government entities to obtain a search warrant to find out the location information of electronic devices; specifying notice, reporting requirements, and prohibition on use of evidence.DefeatedAuthor added Wiger2/12/2015MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.F. 1299Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)1E Regulating the use of drones, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles), by law enforcement agencies; defining certain terms; specifying certain exceptions; establishing certain limitations; requiring data deletion within a certain time frame; establishing certain reporting requirements (rt)Defeated3/14/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.F. 2507Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to take wild animals prohibition: (c) ''Unmanned aircraft system'' means an unmanned aircraft and associated elements, including communication links and the components that control the unmanned aircraft, that are required for the pilot in command to operate safely and efficiently in the national airspace system. Subd. 2. Prohibition. A person may not use an unmanned aircraft system to take, harm, or harass a wild animal.Defeated3/10/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.F. 2630Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) use near public safety helicopters prohibition: Whoever knowingly operates an unmanned aerial vehicle within one mile of a public safety helicopter during operations is guilty of a crime and shall be punished as provided in subdivision 3. Subd. 3. Penalty. (a) A person who violates subdivision 2 is guilty of a misdemeanor. (b) A person who violates subdivision 2 a second or subsequent time is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.Defeated3/14/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.F. 3312Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)A bill for an act relating to aeronautics; regulating the operation of unmanned aircraft systems; providing penalties; authorizing rulemakingDefeated4/1/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MN S.F. 3524Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Permit required. A person is prohibited from operating an unmanned aircraft system for a commercial purpose in this state unless the person possesses a valid commercial operator permit issued by the Department of Transportation for the unmanned aircraft system being operated. An unmanned aircraft system operated for commercial purposes must be registered for an annual fee of $25 and provide proof of a sales tax payment. Every person who: operates an unmanned aircraft system either on or over land or water in this state without the consent of the owner of such aircraft; knowingly operates an unmanned aircraft system with a certificate of registration issued by the commissioner of transportation that is canceled, revoked, suspended, or altered; operates any unmanned aircraft system in such a manner as to indicate either a willful or a wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property; carries on or over land or water in this state in an aircraft other than a public aircraft any explosive substance; launches or recovers an unmanned aircraft system from state or private property without consent; or interferes with manned aircraft by willfully damaging, disrupting the operations of, or otherwise interfering with a manned aircraft while taking off, landing, in flight, or otherwise in motion, through the use of an unmanned aircraft system; except as may be permitted by other laws of this state, is guilty of a misdemeanor.Defeated4/14/16MinnesotaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Minnesota
MO H.B. 2345Autonomous VehiclesAuthorizes the highways and transportation commission to promulgate rules to implement a connected vehicle technology testing programDefeated5/4/16MissouriAutonomous VehiclesMissouri
MS H.B. 1258Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates the Birth Gender Privacy Act; Describes certain crimes against public morals and deceny; Provides that it is a felony for any person to use a drone to look through a window, hole, or opening into the interior of a bedroom, bathroom, changing room, fitting room, dressing room, spa, massage room, or therapy room or tanning booth, or the interior of any other area in which the occupant has a reasonable expectation of privacy, with the intent to invade the privacy of a person or persons inside and without the consent or knowledge of every person present, for the lewd, licentious and indecent purpose of spying upon the occupant or occupants thereof.Defeated2/23/16MississippiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Mississippi
MS H.B. 1282Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates the "Drone Prohibition Near or Above State and Private Correctional Facilities Act"; Regulates the use of drones near and above correctional facilities; Provides certain definitions; Prohibits any person from usng a drone to introduce contraband into or on the grounds of a correctional facility; Provides penalties for violations of this Act; and for related purposes.Defeated2/23/16MississippiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Mississippi
MS H.B. 582Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates the "Drone Regulation Act;" Provides definitions for such act; Regulates the use of drones in the capturing of images; and for related purposes.Defeated2/23/16MississippiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Mississippi
MS S.B. 2485Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Regulates the use of drones near and above correctional facilities; Provides definitions; Prohibits any person using a drone to introduce contraband into or on the grounds of a correctional facility; Enacts exceptions; Provides penalties for violations of this act; and for related purposes.Defeated3/22/16MississippiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Mississippi
MS S.B. 2491Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Clarifies the criminal penalty for certain Peeping Tom violations of law; and for related purposes.Defeated2/23/16MississippiUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Mississippi
NC H.B. 4Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)AN ACT to clarify that agents or agencies of the state or a political subdivision of the state shall have authority to procure and operate unmanned aircraft systems upon approval of the state chief information officer.Passed House5/5/15North CarolinaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)North Carolina
NC H.B. 782Autonomous VehiclesDMV study on implementation of autonomous vehicle technology on NC roads and highways.ActiveHouse Passed 1st Reading; House Referred To Committee On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House4/15/2015North CarolinaAutonomous VehiclesNorth Carolina
NC H.B. 959Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)PART V. UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM TECHNICAL CHANGE SECTION 14.5. G.S. 63-96 reads as rewritten: " ß 63-96. Permit required for commercial operation of unmanned aircraft systems. (a) No person shall operate an unmanned aircraft system, as defined in G.S. 15A-300.1, in this State for commercial purposes unless the person is in possession of a permit issued by the Division valid for the unmanned aircraft system being operated. Application for the permit shall be made in the manner provided by the Division. Unless suspended or revoked, the permit shall be effective for a period to be established by the Division not exceeding eight years. (b) No person shall be issued a permit under this section unless all of the following apply: (1) The person is at least 16 years of age.SignedSigned by Governor 7/11/2016; Ch. SL 2016-907/11/2016North CarolinaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)North Carolina
NC S.B. 600Autonomous VehiclesDMV study on how to implement autonomous vehicle technology on the roads and highways of this state.SignedSigned by Governor 6/30/2016; Ch. SL 2016-616/30/2016North CarolinaAutonomous VehiclesNorth Carolina
NC S.B. 622Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)AN ACT to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems by law enforcement agencies to photograph gatherings of persons on private property.ActiveSenate Passed 1st Reading; Senate Referred To Committee On Rules and Operations of the Senate3/30/2015North CarolinaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)North Carolina
NH H.B. 1654Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill prohibits a person from flying a drone above or near a state or county correctional facility or a municipal jail.Defeated4/28/16New HampshireUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Hampshire
NH H.B. 240Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill prohibits the use of drones to obtain evidence unless authorized in certain circumstances.Defeated1/20/16New HampshireUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Hampshire
NH H.B. 602Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill regulates the use of drones by government agencies and individuals. It establishes criminal penalties and civil remedies for violations of the law.Defeated6/2/16New HampshireUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Hampshire
NH S.B. 459Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Imposes requirements for the oepration of drones.DefeatedRefer to Interim Study, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; 02/04/2016; Senate Journal 41/29/16New HampshireUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Hampshire
NJ A.B. 1039Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Sets forth certain standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments when utilizing drones.Defeated1/19/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 1542Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits the use of drones by law enforcement entities.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee1/27/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 2381Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires certain retailers to provide notice of FAA safety guidelines for flying drones to consumers.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee2/4/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 2383Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires certain drones to contain geo-fencing technology; makes violation a fourth degree crime.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee2/4/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 252Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Establishes certain warrant requirements for law enforcement agencies that utilize drones.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee1/27/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 2946Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Criminalizes using drones to conduct surveillance of or fly over critical infrastructures; requires certain drones to be registered and insured.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee2/16/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 3389Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Sets forth certain standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments when utilizing drones.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee3/3/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 4000Autonomous VehiclesMakes appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 and regulating the disbursement thereof; Including appropriations of $24.5 million for autonomous transportation authoritiesDefeatedSubstituted by S176/27/16New JerseyAutonomous VehiclesNew Jersey
NJ A.B. 4344Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Establishes fourth degree crime of conducting surveillance of critical infrastructures using drones and requires certain drones to be registered and insured.DefeatedDied in Assembly at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 4806Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates fourth degree crime of operating drone equipped with weapon.DefeatedDied in Assembly at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 4807Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill permits municipalities to enact an ordinance prohibiting the operation of civilian unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, under certain circumstances. Specifically, under the provisions of this bill, a municipality may enact an ordinance prohibiting a person from operating a drone in the flight path of an airplane and within 12 miles of an airport. Under the bill, “civilian unmanned aerial vehicle” means an aerial vehicle owned or operated by a private individual or business entity that uses aerodynamic forces to propel the vehicle and does not carry a human operator, and which is capable of flying autonomously or being piloted remotely and conducting surveillance.DefeatedDied in Assembly at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 4837Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)This bill requires certain unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, to contain geo-fencing technology and makes a violation of this provision a fourth degree crime. Specifically, under the provisions of this bill, every drone that is sold to or operated by a private individual or business entity in this State is required to contain geo-fencing technology that prevents the drone from flying above 500 feet and within two miles of an airport or protected airspace.  Protected airspace includes, but is not limited to, a stadium with a seating capacity of 30,000 or more people during a regular or post season Major League Baseball game, National Football League game, National Collegiate Athletic Association Division One football game, or a major motor speedway event.DefeatedDied in Assembly at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 4838Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires certain retailers to provide notice of FAA safety guidelines for flying drones to consumers.DefeatedDied in Assembly at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 554Autonomous VehiclesRequires self-driving motor vehicles to be equipped with ignition interlock device.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee1/27/16New JerseyAutonomous VehiclesNew Jersey
NJ A.B. 873Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates fourth degree crime of operating drone equipped with weapon.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee1/27/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.B. 874Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Permits municipalities to enact ordinance prohibiting operation of drones under certain circumstances.ActiveIntroduced; Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee1/27/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ A.R. 78Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Urges FAA to expand restrictions on flights of unmanned aerial vehicles.ActiveIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee2/4/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.B. 1566Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Criminalizes using drones to conduct surveillance of or fly over critical infrastructures; requires certain drones to be registered and insured.ActiveIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee2/16/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.B. 17Autonomous VehiclesMakes appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 and regulating the disbursement thereof; Including appropriations of $24.5 million for autonomous transportation authoritiesPassed LegislaturePassed by the Senate (28-11); Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading; Substituted for A4000; Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (50-27-0)6/27/16New JerseyAutonomous VehiclesNew Jersey
NJ S.B. 2310Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Sets forth certain standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments when using drones.DefeatedDied in Senate at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.B. 3174Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires certain retailers to provide notice of FAA safety guidelines for flying drones to consumers.DefeatedDied in Senate at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.B. 3175Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires certain drones to contain geo-fencing technology; makes violation a fourth degree crime.DefeatedDied in Senate at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.B. 3183Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Criminalizes using drones to conduct surveillance of or fly over critical infrastructures; requires certain drones to be registered and insured.DefeatedDied in Assembly at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.B. 343Autonomous VehiclesDirects MVC to establish driver's license endorsement for autonomous vehicles.ActiveIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee1/12/16New JerseyAutonomous VehiclesNew Jersey
NJ S.B. 379Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires certain retailers to provide notice of FAA safety guidelines for flying drones to consumers.ActiveIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee1/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.B. 380Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires certain drones to contain geo-fencing technology; makes violation a fourth degree crime.ActiveIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee1/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.B. 465Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Sets forth certain standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments when utilizing drones.ActiveIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee1/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.R. 141Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Urges FAA to expand restrictions on flights of unmanned aerial vehicles.DefeatedDied in Senate at adjournment; 2014-15 session adjourned sine die January 12, 20161/12/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NJ S.R. 35Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Urges FAA to expand restrictions on flights of unmanned aerial vehicles.ActiveIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee3/7/16New JerseyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New Jersey
NY A.B. 10102Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Includes the possession of an unmanned aircraft containing a deadly weapon within the class C felony of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.Defeated5/11/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY A.B. 10544Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Relates to conducting unlawful surveillance by use of a drone. Without the knowledge or consent of a person, he or she intentionally uses or permits the utilization of a device to surreptitiously view, broadcast, or record another person, by means of aerial imaging technology, at a place and time when a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.Defeated5/31/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY A.B. 1247Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Imposes limitations on the use of drones within the state.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY A.B. 2683Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Relates to protection against unwarranted surveillance.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY A.B. 31Autonomous VehiclesProvides for and regulates the operation and testing of motor vehicles with autonomous technology.Defeated1/6/16New YorkAutonomous VehiclesNew York
NY A.B. 3597Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Criminalizes the unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY A.B. 6713Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Add Art 6-A SS66 - 66-d, Civ Rts L Regulates the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by the state and political subdivisions thereof.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY A.B. 8505Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Relates to a private right of action for unwarranted surveillance of a neighbor.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY A.B. 8605Model AircraftRelates to unlawful use of a model aircraft; prohibits use ofmodel aircraft in restricted areas, out of the user's line of sight, near stadiums or above 400 feet.Defeated3/29/16New YorkModel AircraftNew York
NY A.B. 8625Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Relates to prohibiting civilian drone use within 1000 ft of a correctional facility.Defeated6/3/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY S.B. 1841Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Relates to protection against unwarranted surveillance.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY S.B. 411Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Imposes limitations on the use of drones within the state.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY S.B. 6222Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits civilian drone use within 1000 ft of a correctional facility.Defeated6/15/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY S.B. 6306Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Criminalizes the unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft, including operating a drone: more than 400 feet above ground level; weighing more than 10 pounds; without a visual line of sight of the aircraft; within restricted airspace; in a reckless manner; with the intent to harrass or annoy; below 100 feet above ground level on private property witout the owner's consent.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY S.B. 6335Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Includes the possession of an unmanned aircraft containing a deadly weapon within the class C felony of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.Defeated1/6/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY S.B. 6455Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requires the registration of drones and provides penalties.Defeated1/13/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY S.B. 6456Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Provides that a person is guilty of unlawful use of a drone when he or she operates a drone in a manner inconsistent with hobby use.Defeated1/13/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
NY S.B. 6597Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Makes it unlawful to intentionally use or permit the utilization of a device to surreptitiously view, broadcast, or record another person, by means of aerial imaging technology, at a place and time when a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy without the knowledge or consent of the person.Defeated1/29/16New YorkUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)New York
OH H.B. 218Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)To regulate the operation of drones near airports and to impose certain record-keeping requirements on retail sellers of drones.ActiveIn House; Refer to Committee Transportation and Infrastructure5/26/2015OhioUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Ohio
OH H.B. 228Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)To prohibit the commission of any of a list of specified offenses by using a drone or by directing or supervising another person's use of a drone.ActiveIn House; Refer to Committee Judiciary5/26/2015OhioUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Ohio
OH S.B. 251Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)A bill to regulate the use of drones for gathering evidence and information by law enforcement officers in Ohio.ActiveIn Senate; Refer to Committee Government Oversight and Reform1/20/16OhioUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Ohio
OK H.B. 1295Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)An Act relating to aircraft; creating the Oklahoma Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Act; defining terms; requiring use of unmanned aerial vehicles to comply with Federal Aviation Administration rules; prohibiting agent of state from using unmanned aerial vehicle; proscribing information disclosure; providing exceptions; limiting use in exceptions provided; barring facial recognition and other matching technology on nontargets; excluding equipping unmanned aerial vehicle with weapons; providing exception; blocking use of information gathered in violation of the act as evidence; granting exception for exculpatory evidence; permitting operation and disclosure of information in emergency situations; listing scenarios for emergency situation; terminating operation once information is gathered or warrant is acquired; deeming certain information to be obtained in violation of the act; requiring inventory; providing for delay in notification if adverse result might occur; specifying what constitutes an adverse result; allowing extensions of delayed notification; directing delivery of notice to subject of collected information; detailing contents of notice; mandating proceeding to determine disciplinary action for violation of act; prescribing punishment and fine for violations of act; permitting civil action for violations of act; awarding attorney fees and costs to prevailing party; directing recordkeeping for each use of an unmanned aerial vehicle; listing contents of record; requiring record to be retained for specified time; providing for release of record through the Oklahoma Open Records Act; mandating records be given to the Administrator of the Courts annually; prescribing record to be retained for minimum length of time; directing release of record through an Open Records Act request; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.Defeated2/3/15OklahomaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oklahoma
OK H.B. 2337Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates the Oklahoma Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Act. Requires use of unmanned aerial vehicles to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules. Prohibits agents of the state from using unmanned aerial vehicles. Bars facial recognition and other matching technology.Defeated3/16/16OklahomaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oklahoma
OK H.B. 2368Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits operation of unmanned aircraft over private agricultural property. Also provides exception and prescribes punishment for violations.Defeated2/2/16OklahomaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oklahoma
OK H.B. 2591Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Requiers an owner's contact information to be permanently affixed to an unmanned aircraft. Describes display methods and provides exception for unmanned aircraft registered with the Federal Aviation Administration.Defeated2/2/16OklahomaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oklahoma
OK H.B. 2599Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Prohibits operation of an unmanned aircraft over a critical infrastructure facility. Provides exceptions.Signed5/18/16OklahomaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oklahoma
OK H.B. 3001Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Creates the Oklahoma Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Act. Requires Federal Aviation Administration certification for commercial unmanned aerial vehicle operators and mandates compliance with FAA rules. Prohibits use of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance. Requires liability insurance in unmanned aerial vehicle training programs.Defeated2/2/16OklahomaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oklahoma
OK S.B. 492Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Provides civil immunity for damage or destruction of a drone on personal property.Defeated3/11/15OklahomaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oklahoma
OK S.B. 503Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)An Act relating to aircraft; restricting the use of drones; defining terms; prohibiting law enforcement agencies use of drones to gather certain information; prohibiting use of certain drones; providing penalty; prohibiting use of drones for certain purpose; providing penalty; providing exception; stating certain evidence as nonadmissible; providing for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.Defeated2/3/15OklahomaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oklahoma
OR H.B. 4066Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Modifies provisions relating to unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones. Amends definitions; provides criminal penalties for reckless interference with an aircraft; provides policies and procedures for use of data.Signed4/14/16OregonUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Oregon
PA H.B. 1339Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in burglary and other criminal intrusion, providing for the offense of unlawful use of unmanned aircraft. Unlawful use of unmanned aircraft.(a) offense defined.--a person commits the offense of unlawful use of unmanned aircraft if the person intentionally or knowingly uses an unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance of another person in a private place.Passed HouseIn Senate; Referred to JUDICIARY6/29/16PennsylvaniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Pennsylvania
PA H.B. 1684Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sports and amusements, prohibiting the use of drones near stadiums.ActiveIn House; Referred to JUDICIARY11/5/2015PennsylvaniaUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)Pennsylvania
PA H.B. 2203Autonomous VehiclesAn Act providing for autonomous and connected vehicles. An autonomous vehicle may not be registered in this Commonwealth unless it meets Federal and State laws. If the autonomous technology or autonomous vehicle does not meet Federal and State laws for the purpose of testing, the autonomous vehicle tester must obtain approval from the department. The department may enter into a contract with an autonomous vehicle tester for t he purpose of operating an autonomous vehicle. If operation will occur on the turnpike, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission must be made a party to the contract. An autonomous vehicle tester may not conduct autonomous vehicle operation without a valid contract. A person conducting autonomous vehicle operation, except as provided under a contract entered into under subsection (a), commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.ActiveIn House; Reported as amended; First consideration; Re-committed to RULES6/28/2016PennsylvaniaAutonomous VehiclesPennsylvania