HB17-1070

HB17-1070 - Study Drone Use By Public Safety Agencies

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the use of unmanned aircraft systems to perform government functions relating to certain public-safety functions, and, in connection therewith, requiring the center of excellence within the department of public safety to perform a study and operate a pilot program.

The bill requires the center of excellence (center) within the division of fire prevention and control within the department of public safety (department), upon receiving sufficient money in the form of gifts, grants, and donations, to conduct a study concerning the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) within state and local government operations that relate to certain public-safety functions (study). At a minimum, the study must:

 

  • Identify the most feasible and readily available ways to integrate UAS technology within local and state government functions relating to firefighting, search and rescue, accident reconstruction, and emergency management; and
  • Include consideration of privacy concerns, costs, and timeliness of deployment.

The bill also creates, upon receipt of sufficient money in the form of gifts, grants, and donations, a UAS pilot program (pilot program) to integrate UAS within state and local government operations that relate to certain public-safety functions. The bill requires the center to operate the pilot program.

Not later than one month after completing the study, the center shall submit a report to the wildfire matters review committee and to the judiciary committees of the house of representatives and senate, or to any successor committees. The report must address each item of the center's study, as well as the results of the pilot program.

The bill adds the study and the pilot program as permissible uses of money from the existing Colorado firefighting air corps fund.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: June 5, 2017
06/05/2017 - Governor Signed
05/22/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/19/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/05/2017 - House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
05/01/2017 - Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
04/28/2017 - First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
04/11/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
04/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/07/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/23/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/17/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/13/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/10/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/08/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/14/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/17/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary