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Drone Interference With Public Safety Operations

Concerning prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft systems to obstruct public safety operations.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Unmanned aircraft systems - obstruction of public safety operations prohibited. The act states that, as used in the existing criminal offense of obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical service provider, rescue specialist, or volunteer, the term "obstacle" includes an unmanned aircraft system. The act also states that the offense does not apply to an unmanned aircraft system operator who complies with certain operational requirements.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details