HB18-1314 - Drone Interference With Public Safety Operations

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft systems to obstruct public safety operations.

The bill 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 bill also adds language stating that the offense does not apply to an unmanned aircraft system operator who complies with certain operational requirements.

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


House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: June 6, 2018
06/06/2018 - Governor Signed
05/14/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/11/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/01/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/30/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/19/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
04/19/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/17/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/18/2018 - No Amendments
04/12/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/22/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary