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Alabama [3]
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SB 3173/12/20135/7/13: Indefinitely Postponedhttp://legiscan.com/AL/research/SB317/2013 Searches and seizures, use of drones by any government agency prohibited, exceptions, right to initiate a civil action by aggrieved parties, certain evidence obtained by drones inadmissible in criminal actionsSearches and seizures, use of drones by any government agency prohibited, exceptions, right to initiate a civil action by aggrieved parties, certain evidence obtained by drones inadmissible in criminal actions
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HR 3814/30/20135/2/13: McCutcheon motion to Adopt adopted Voice Votehttp://legiscan.com/AL/bill/HR381/2013 Huntsville, site for Federal Aviation Authority unmanned flightHuntsville, site for Federal Aviation Authority unmanned flight
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SB 2401/21/20144/3/14: Agriculture and Forestry first amendment offered, read second time in Househttp://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2014rs/bills/sb240.htmTo amend Section 9-11-270, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to interference with persons legally hunting or fishing; to specifically include the use of drones to harass in the prohibition.Existing law prohibits a person from willfully and knowingly preventing, obstructing, impeding, disturbing, or interfering with another person who is legally hunting or fishing. This bill would specifically include the use of drones to harass a person who is hunting or fishing within this prohibition.
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Alaska [7]
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HB 1593/5/20133/20/13: Referred to Judiciary Committeehttp://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=HB%20159&session=28Unlawful Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"An Act relating to the admissibility of evidence acquired through the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle; establishing a crime for certain uses of unmanned aerial vehicles; and restricting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for collection of information or investigation by peace officers and other government agents."
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HB 2091/10/20141/21/14: Read and referred to Judiciaryhttp://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=28&bill=HB0209Limitations on Use of DronesAn act relating to the use, possession, and operation of unmanned aerial vehicles; and prohibiting the use of evidence obtained by the use of unmanned aerial vehicles without a warrant
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SB 1361/21/20143/10/14: Referred to Ruleshttp://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=28&bill=SB0136Unmanned Aircraft Systems"An Act relating to unmanned aircraft systems; and relating to images captured by an unmanned aircraft system." 
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HB 2551/21/20144/17/14: Passed both Houses, Awaiting transmittal to Gov.http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=28&bill=HB0255Unmanned Aircraft Systems"An Act relating to unmanned aircraft systems; and relating to images captured by an unmanned aircraft system." 
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HCR 63/15/20131/22/14 Interim Report Receivedhttp://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=28&bill=HCR6 Legislative Task Force on UASThe task force is charged with creating written recommendations and legislation that allows for UAS to be used in a way that protects privacy. In addition to members of the legislature, the task force will be comprised of representatives from state agencies, aviation organizations and academia. The task force must provide an initial report of its findings by Jan. 15, 2014, and a final report by July 1, 2014.
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HCR 151/21/20145/15/14: Attached to appropriation bill HB 266 4/18/14: Waiting for Governor approval and signature Passed Senate 4/17/14, Passed House on 4/4/14http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=HCR%2015&session=28Task Force on Unmanned Aircraft SystemsAlaska Aerospace Corp, University of Alaska, Alaska Aviation Safety Project, etc.) to work with FAA
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SCR 111/24/20141/24/14: Referred to Labor and Commerce Committeehttp://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SCR%2011&session=28Task Force on Unmanned Aircraft SystemsRelating to the continuation of the Task Force on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. 
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Arizona [4]
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HB 22692/6/20133/20/13: Referred to Senate Rules Committeehttp://legiscan.com/AZ/text/HB2269/id/691575 Law enforcement agencies; dronesLaw enforcement agencies; drones
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HB 25742/11/20132/20/13: House PSMRA Committee action: Heldhttp://www.azleg.gov//FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/51leg/1r/bills/hb2574p.htm&Session_ID=110Drone surveillance; prohibition; exceptionsDrone surveillance; prohibition; exceptions
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HB 23341/28/20141/29/14: Second Readinghttp://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/bills/hb2334p.htmUnmanned Aerial Vehicle EvidenceAny picture or information that is obtained or collected without a search warranted by an unmanned aerial vehicle is inadmissible in any court in this state. Includes powered aerial vehicles that do not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload
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HB 25382/3/20142/4/14: Second Readinghttp://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/bills/hb2538p.htmunmanned aerial vehicles; prohibitedAmending Title 13, Chapter 37 by adding Section 13-3729- unlawful use of unmanned aerial vehicles; search warrant; classification; definitions
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Arkansas [2]
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HB 19043/8/20135/17/13: Died in House Committee at Sine Die adjournmenthttp://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1904 Concerning the use of unmanned aerial vehiclesConcerning the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, and for other purposes
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SB 11093/11/20135/17/13: Died in Senate at Sine Die adjournmenthttp://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=SB1109 Prohibiting the use of an unmanned aerial device that is equipped with a video recording device except when used by a law enforcement or authorized emergency personnelProhibiting the use of unmanned aerial device that is equipped with video recording device except when used by law enforcement or authorized emergency personnel and for other purposes
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SB 1512/3/20128/27/13: Failed passage in committee but Reconsideration Grantedhttp://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billCompareClient.xhtmlAviation: unmanned aircraft systemsAn act to amend Section 1708.8 of the Civil Code, and to amend Sections 632 and 647 of, and to add Title 14 (commencing with Section 14350) to Part 4 of, the Penal Code, relating to aviation
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AB 15241/17/20144/28/14: In committee, set second hearing. Hearing cancelled at the request of author.http://legiscan.com/CA/research/AB1524/2013 Unmanned aircraft: identification requirementsUnmanned aircraft: identification requirements- reporting requirement for private or public entities
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AB 19972/20/20144/2/14: Re-referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxhttp://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_1951-2000/ab_1997_bill_20140220_introduced.htmUnmanned aircraft systemsAn act relating to unmanned aircraft systems
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AB 23062/21/20145/22/14: Referred to Judiciary Committeehttp://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_2301-2350/ab_2306_bill_20140221_introduced.htmUnmanned aircraft systemsAn act relating to unmanned aircraft systems- deals with privacy
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AB 13272/22/20135/13/14: Passed committee vote. Re-refered to committee on appropriations.http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1327 Unmanned aircraft systemsAn act to add Section 6254.31 to the Government Code, and to add Title 14 (commencing with Section 14350) to Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to unmanned aircraft systems.
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AJR 61/28/20138/15/13: Chaptered by Secretary of Statehttp://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billHistoryClient.xhtml
Relative to unmanned aircraft systems
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SCR 162/27/20134/8/13: Chapteredhttp://legiscan.com/CA/bill/SCR16/2013 Relative to aerospaceRelative to aerospace
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Connecticut [1]
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HB 52172/18/20142/20/14: Public hearing to be held 2/24/14http://search.cga.state.ct.us/dtSearch_lpa.html An act concerning use of unmanned aircraft.Establish the crime of "criminal use of an unmanned aircraft", and require persons convicted of using an unmanned aircraft that is equipped with a deadly weapon to be subject to registration under the deadly weapon offender registry; establish standards for the use of unmanned aircraft by law enforcement agencies; and provide for regulations to be adopted concerning the use of unmanned aircraft in any state airspace that is not subject to federal regulation.
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Florida [2]
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SB 92Enacted- Effective 7/1/1312/5/20124/26/13: Chapter No. 2013-33http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/0092/ Searches and SeizuresDefines what a drone is and limits their use by law enforcement- may use a drone if they obtain a warrant, there is a terrorist threat, or "swift action" is needed to prevent loss of life or to search for a missing person- also enables someone harmed by an inappropriate use of drones to pursue civil remedies and prevents evidence gathered in violation of this code from being admitted in any FL court
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H 1191/9/20134/17/13: Laid on Table, companion bill (SB 92) passedhttp://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=49324 Searches and SeizuresProhibits law enforcement agency from using drone to gather evidence or other information; provides exceptions; authorizes aggrieved party to initiate civil action in order to prevent or remedy violation; prohibits use of evidence obtained or collected in violation of act in criminal prosecution.
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Georgia [7]
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HR 801/29/20132/14/13: House Passed and Immediately Transmitted to Senatehttp://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HR/80
Georgia Aerospace Industry; commend and invite to House
A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Georgia Aerospace Industry for its significant beneficial impact to the people and economy of the State of Georgia and invite Donald Mitchell, Co-Chair of Georgia Aerospace Policy Working Group, and Chance McColl, Co-Chair of Georgia Aerospace Policy Working Group, to be recognized by the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.
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HR 811/29/20131/29/13: House read and adoptedhttp://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HR/81 A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Georgia Aerospace Industry for its significant beneficial impact to the people and economy of the State of Georgia; and for other purposes.A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Georgia Aerospace Industry for its significant beneficial impact to the people and economy of the State of Georgia; and for other purposes.
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SR 1722/5/20132/6/13: Senate Read and Adoptedhttp://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/SR/172 A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Georgia Aerospace Industry for its significant beneficial impact on the people and economy of the State of Georgia; and for other purposes.Georgia's aerospace industry, academia, and state and local governments are collaborating to make Georgia a leader in the rapidly expanding unmanned aerial vehicles market, projected to exceed $10 billion annually by 2021, by working with the Federal Aviation Administration to develop the technologies and systems required to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles into the National Air Space System
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SB 2002/21/20132/22/13: Read and Referredhttp://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/SB/200 Crimes/Offenses; define parameters for the use of unmanned aircraft in surveillance activities by private persons/law enforcement officersA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 3 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to wiretapping, eavesdropping, surveillance, and related offenses, so as to define parameters for the use of unmanned aircraft in surveillance activities by private persons and law enforcement officers; to amend Part 2 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16, relating to the possession of dangerous weapons, so as to prohibit equipping an unmanned aircraft with weaponry; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to searches with warrants, so as to define parameters for the use of unmanned aircraft in searches and seizures; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
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HB 5603/7/20133/12/13: House Second Readershttp://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HB/560 Search warrants; illegal to use unmanned aerial vehicles by law enforcement without first obtaining a warrant; provideA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to searches with warrants, so as to provide for legislative findings; to provide definitions; to provide that it shall be illegal to use unmanned aerial vehicles by law enforcement in Georgia without first obtaining a warrant; to provide for penalties; to provide for the inadmissibility of any evidence obtained through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles without a warrant; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
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HB 8461/24/20141/28/14: House Second Readershttp://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HB/846
Invasions of privacy; provide for a definition; provisions
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 rulemaking 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.
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HB 8481/24/20141/28/14: House Second Readershttp://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HB/848 Aviation; no aircraft operated in airspace above private property for purpose of searching or engaging in surveillance without search warrant or permission of owner; provideA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 6-2-5 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to lawful flight over lands and waters of this state, so as to provide that no aircraft shall be operated in the airspace above private property extending from the surface up to a distance of 100 feet above the surface for the purpose of searching or engaging in surveillance without a search warrant or permission of the property owner, and any evidence obtained by an aircraft within such protected zone shall be inadmissible in the courts of this state; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
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SB 1221Enacted 7/9/131/24/20137/9/13: Signed into law http://openstates.org/hi/bills/2013%20Regular%20Session/SB1221/ Relating to Higher Education, UASAppropriates $100,000 in funds for 2 staff positions, contracted through the University of Hawaii, to plan for the creation of 3 degree and training programs on advanced aviation- one of the programs is a professional unmanned aircraft systems pilot program administered through Hawaii Community College
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SB 7831/18/201312/18/13: Carried over to 2014 Legislative Sessionhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Archives/measure_indiv_Archives.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=783&year=2013 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; ban on Surveillance by DronesCreates new section relating to unmanned aerial vehicles.
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HB 16911/15/20141/21/14: Referred to TRN/PBS, JUD, FINhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1691 Privacy; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Drones; surveillance; Information GatheringProhibits the use of unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, for the collection of images, sound waves, or other information, except with appropriate consent, under a search warrant, or under other exceptions for certain law enforcement, counter-terrorist, and military operations. Provides civil remedies for aggrieved parties. Prohibits the use of improperly obtained information as evidence except in certain circumstances.
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HB 16571/15/20141/21/14: Referred to TRN, JUD, FINhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1657Unmanned Aircraft Systems; PrivacyEstablishes restrictions on the uses of unmanned aircraft systems. Makes the use of an unmanned aircraft system to violate privacy a criminal offense.
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HB 15611/15/20141/23/14: Re-referred to TRN/PBS, JUD, FINhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1561
Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Restrictions on Use
Prohibits the use of unmanned aircraft systems by law enforcement to gather evidence. Restricts the uses of unmanned aircraft systems by private entities
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HB 17751/16/20141/21/14: Referred to TRN/PBS, JUD, FINhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1775Remotely Operated Vehicles; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Restrictions on UseRestricts the use of remotely operated vehicles, including restrictions on the collection of personal information and gathering of evidence by law enforcement agencies.
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SB 21521/16/20141/17/14: Referred to TIA/PSM/JDL, WAMhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2152Unmanned Aircraft SystemsProvides for the Chief of Police to establish guidelines for the use of unmanned aircraft systems; provides for penalties if UAS is used to cause a nuisance; provides for penalties if a UAS is fitted with light firearms; provides for criminal penalties for invasions of privacy using UAS
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SB 21501/16/20141/17/14: Referred to TIA/JDL, WAMhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2150Unwarranted Surveillance; unmanned aircraft system prohibitions and exceptionsAn 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 a 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
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SB 26081/17/20143/7/14: Referred to TRN/PBShttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2608Unmanned AircraftsProhibits the use of unmanned aircrafts, except by law enforcement agencies, to gather information and establishes certain conditions for law enforcement agencies to use an unmanned aircraft to obtain information. Requires all law enforcement agencies using unmanned aircrafts and the courts to report on their activities relating to unmanned aircrafts.
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SB 25821/17/20142/10/14: Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDLhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2582
Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Privacy; Aeronautics
Requires individual consent or a search warrant to track an individual through the use of unmanned aircraft systems. Prohibits the repurposing of data without a search warrant. Prohibits unmanned aircraft systems from carrying weapons onboard. Requires the police departments to implement guidelines of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Aviation Committee.
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HB 26271/23/20141/27/14: Referred to TRN, JUD, FINhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2627Unmanned Aerial Systems Program; Office of Aerospace Development; AppropriationEstablishes an unmanned aerial systems program within the Office of Aerospace Development to develop plans to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national air space. Establishes a Chief Operating Officer of the program and an advisory board for program oversight. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2014.
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SB 30531/23/20144/24/14: Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-25-14 3:30PM in conference room 312.http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=3053Public Safety; Unmanned Aerial Systems; Test Site; AppropriationEstablishes the Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site chief operating officer position to, among other things, serve on the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range Complex management team. Establishes an advisory board to oversee and manage unmanned aerial systems test site operations. Appropriates the funds to staff and operate Hawaii's unmanned aerial systems test site activities.
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HB 24211/23/20141/27/14: Referred to TRN, JUD, FINhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2421
Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Privacy; Aeronautics
Requires individual consent or a search warrant to track an individual through the use of unmanned aircraft systems. Prohibits the repurposing of data without a search warrant. Prohibits the carrying of firearms aboard unmanned aircraft systems. Prohibits the causing of a nuisance from the operation of unmanned aircraft systems and model aircrafts. Requires the police departments to implement guidelines of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Aviation Committee.
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HB 7251/24/201312/18/13: Carried over to 2014 Legislative Sessionhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=725Appropriation; International Flight Training Center; Aeronautical Training Programs; University of HawaiiAppropriates unspecified amounts to the University of Hawaii to hire a Program Coordinator and a technical support staff member for the proposed International Flight Training Center and associated degree programs at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College. Effective July 1, 2030.
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HB 18271/17/20141/21/14: Referred to TRN/PBS, JUD, FINhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1827Unmanned Aircraft SystemsEstablishes restrictions on the operation of unmanned aircraft systems
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HCR 392/6/20134/3/12: Referred to TIA/PGMhttp://openstates.org/hi/bills/2013%20Regular%20Session/HCR39/ FAA; DronesRequesting the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to study the reintegration of the Office of the Chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with the Office of the Presiden to
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HCR 612/25/20144/8/14: House Adopted, transferred to Senate, Referred to PSM/JDL.http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HCR&billnumber=61&year=2014URGING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO RESTRICT THE USE OF LETHAL AUTONOMOUS ROBOTICSLethal Autonomous Robotics; War; Drones; Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles
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S 10512/1/20132/4/13: Reported Printed: referred to Transportationhttp://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/S1051.htm AeronauticsAdds to existing law relating to aeronautics to establish provisions relating to restrictions on gathering evidence or other information through the use of a drone or other unmanned aircraft and to provide for consent; to establish provisions relating to
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S 10672/8/20132/11/13: Reported Printed; referred to Transportationhttp://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/S1067.htm AeronauticsAdds to existing law relating to aeronautics to establish provisions relating to restrictions on gathering evidence or other information through the use of a drone or other unmanned aircraft and to provide for consent; to establish provisions relating to the use of a drone by a law enforcement agency when exigent circumstances exist; to establish provisions relating to a civil action and to provide that no information obtained in violation of this act may be admissible as evidence in certain proceedings.
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SB 1134Enacted 4/11/13- Effective 7/1/133/4/20134/11/13: Signed by Governorhttp://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/S1134Bookmark.htm Unmanned AircraftAdds to existing law relating to aeronautics to define terms, to establish provisions relating to restrictions on the use of unmanned aircraft systems, to provide exceptions, to provide for a civil cause of action, to provide for certain damages and to provide that an owner of certain facilities shall not be prohibited from using an unmanned aircraft system to inspect such facilities.
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SCR 1032/1/20134/4/13: Adoptedhttp://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/SCR103.htmUnmanned Aircraft System Test SiteStating findings of the Legislature and encouraging the Idaho Department of Commerce in collaboration with the University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, the College of Western Idaho and other stakeholders to coordinate comments and identify a lead entity to prepare a proposal on behalf of the state, for Idaho to be selected as one of the Federal Aviation Administration's six unmanned aircraft system test sites.
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SB 1587Enacted 8/27/13- Effective 1/1/142/13/20138/27/13: Enacted: Public Act 98-0569, Effective as of 1/1/14 http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1587&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=72407&SessionID=85 Drone SurveillanceCreates the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Provides that a law enforcement agency may not use a drone to gather information. Permits the use of a drone by a law enforcement agency: (1) to counter a high risk of a terrorist attack by a specific individual or organization if the United States Secretary of Homeland Security determines that credible intelligence indicates that there is that risk; (2) if a law enforcement agency first obtains a search warrant signed by a judge authorizing the use of a drone; or (3) if a law enforcement agency possesses reasonable suspicion that, under particular circumstances, swift action is needed to prevent imminent harm to life or serious damage to property, or to forestall the imminent escape of a suspect or the destruction of evidence. Provides that a law enforcement agency may not own or use a drone that is equipped with any kind of lethal or non-lethal weapon. Provides that information obtained or collected in violation of the Act is not admissible as evidence in any criminal, civil, administrative, or other proceeding. Establishes certain information retention and reporting requirements concerning drone ownership and use.
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HB 1652Enacted 8/16/132/14/20138/16/13 Signed into law and effectivehttp://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1652&GAID=12&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=85&GA=98 Wildlife-TechProhibits anyone from using a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen- amends Wildlife Code
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HR 1413/7/20138/9/13: Rule 19(b)/Re-referred to Rules Committeehttp://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HR&DocNum=141&GAID=12&SessionID=85&LegID=75583 Urge Congress- No Drone StrikesUrges the Illinois congressional delegation to eliminate the threat of drones being used to conduct warrantless searches of U.S. citizens by supporting passage of the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act (S. 3287). Urges U.S. Attorney General Holder to publicly release the legal memoranda supporting the use of drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil.
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SR 2174/10/20138/9/13: Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignmentshttp://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=0217&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=SR&LegID=76041&SessionID=85 Drone Task ForceCreates the Drone Task Force to study the various ways in which drones are and can be used by law enforcement, other government entities, and private citizens or entities, and to evaluate whether and how to limit the use of drones by law enforcement, other government entities, and private citizens or entities.
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SB 29372/4/20145/9/14: Passed both Houseshttp://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2937&GAID=12&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=79049&SessionID=85&GA=98&SpecSess=0Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance ActProvides that except as provided in the Act, a law enforcement agency may not acquire information from or direct the acquisition of information through the use of a drone owned by a private third party. Provides that in the event that law enforcement acquires information from or directs the acquisition of information through the use of a privately owned drone under the Act, any information so acquired is subject to the retention and disclosure requirements of the Act. Provides that nothing in the Act prohibits private third parties from voluntarily submitting information acquired by a privately owned drone to law enforcement. Provides that in the event that law enforcement acquires information from the voluntary submission of that information whether under a request or on a private drone owner's initiative, the information is subject to the retention and disclosure requirements of the Act
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SR 272/7/20132/26/13 Additional co-authors addedhttp://openstates.org/in/bills/2013/SR27/ Study committee on unmanned aerial vehiclesResolution uring legislative council to study UAS issues
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SB 3361/7/20141/14/14: First Reading, Referred to Homeland Security, Transporation and Veterans Affairshttp://iga.in.gov/legislative/2014/bills/senate/336/#document-5fe7c4acSearch Warrants and PrivacyUnmanned aerial systems. Requires the division of preparedness and training within the Indiana department of homeland security to develop and administer a program to license persons who operate unmanned aerial systems. Provides that a person who operates an unmanned aerial system without a license commits a Class C infraction.
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SB 201/7/20132/21/13: Coauthor addedhttp://openstates.org/in/bills/2013/SB20/Use of Unmanned Aerial VehiclesProvides that a person who knowingly or intentionally uses an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor a person, property, or thing without the written consent of the subject of the monitoring commits a Class D felony. Provides that images or communications obtained through the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle are not admissible as evidence. Provides that a person who possesses an image or communications obtained through the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle commits a Class A misdemeanor. Prohibits the use of public money to purchase an unmanned aerial vehicle.
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HB 1009Effective 7/1/141/9/20143/26/14: Signed by Governorhttp://iga.in.gov/legislative/2014/bills/house/1009/#document-df324d63Unmanned Aerial SystemsProhibits the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and tracking devices to conduct warrantless searches, with certain excpetions.
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Iowa [7]
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SF 2762/27/20131/22/14: Referred to Judiciary Subcommitteehttp://search.legis.state.ia.us/NXT/gateway.dll/cl/85th%20ga%20-%20session%201/03___introduced/001___bills/02___senate/sf%20027600.html?f=templates$fn=document-frameset.htm$q=drone%20$x=server$3.0#LPHit1Use of unmanned aircraft system- prohibitionrelating to the use of an unmanned aircraft system by a state or local law enforcement agency
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HF 4103/4/201312/31/13: End of 2013 Actionshttp://search.legis.state.ia.us/NXT/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=defaultUse of unmanned aircraft system- prohibition- exceptions and remedyrelating to the use of an unmanned aircraft system by a state or local law enforcement agency
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HF 4273/5/20132/26/14 Withdrawnhttp://openstates.org/ia/bills/2013-2014/HF427/ A bill for an act relating to the use of drones, and providing penaltiesA bill for an act relating to the use of drones, and providing penalties
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SSB 31452/4/20142/4/14: Introducedhttp://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SSB3145Use of unmanned aerial vehicles- exceptions- penaltiesAn act relating to the regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles, and providing penalties
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