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HB 291/LM (BR 420) - D. St. Onge, R. Meeks, S. Santoro

     AN ACT relating to public safety.
     Amend KRS 446.010 to define "drone"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 500 prescribe permitted and prohibited uses of drones; provide exceptions; prohibit use of evidence obtained by a drone in violation of stated prohibitions; authorize that section of the bill to be cited as the "Citizens' Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 501 to clarify criminal liability for offenses committed using a drone; create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to create the offense of obstructing an emergency responder; create new section of KRS Chapter 511 to create offense of trespass on critical infrastructure.


     HCS1/LM - Retain original provisions, except remove 2 sections relating to critical infrastructure; allow school districts to use drones for educational and other purposes.
     SCS1/LM - Retain original provisions; define "unmanned aircraft system" and exempt normal flight of an unmanned aircraft system from criminal liability.
     SFA1( R. Jones II ) - Prohibit operation of unmanned aircraft system within 300 feet of a dwelling or structure; clarify limitations on admissibility of evidence collected by an unmanned aircraft system; amend KRS 531.090 to include use of unmanned aircraft systems and make gender neutral; amend KRS 531.100 to include use of unmanned aircraft systems and make gender neutral.
     SFA2( W. Westerfield ) - Expand admissibility of evidence gathered by unmanned aircraft systems.

     Feb 10, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 14, 2017 - to Small Business & Information Technology (H)
     Feb 15, 2017 - posted in committee
     Feb 16, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 17, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21, 2017 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
     Feb 22, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 23, 2017 - received in Senate
     Feb 24, 2017 - to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 06, 2017 - taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 07, 2017 - taken from Judiciary (S); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 14, 2017 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 15, 2017 - floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute