HB 5274 – To (1) establish the crime of using computer software or technology, including a drone, which allows someone who is not physically present to release tear gas or control a deadly weapon, explosive or incendiary device, (2) limit the use of a drone by law enforcement and other state agencies, and (3) establish retention and destruction requirements for information collected by law enforcement using drones. View the Act
SB 975 – To prohibit municipalities from regulating unmanned aircraft. View the Act
SB 389 – Requires the Commissioner of Transportation to submit a plan regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to perform investigations and inspections. View the Bill
NACDL has not identified any active legislation for this state.
Previously Introduced Legislation (2022)
HB 5351 – Specifies that no law enforcement agency may acquire controlled equipment, including armored or weaponized drones, except a municipal police department which holds a public hearing and attains approval of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. View the Bill
Previously Introduced Legislation (2019)
SB 870 – To regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by law enforcement officers and require law enforcement agencies to report on their use of such vehicles. View the Act
Previously Introduced Legislation (2017)
HB 6195 – To update state statutes to recognize the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle and to criminalize the weaponization of an unmanned aerial vehicle. View the Bill
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HB 6450 – To prohibit a person from stalking another person by using an unmanned aerial vehicle. View the Bill
HB 7260 – To regulate the use of drones; bans weaponized drones but exempts agencies involved in law enforcement. View the Bill
Previously Introduced Legislation (2016)
SB 148 – To implement the program review and investigations committee recommendations concerning the weaponization of drones. View the Bill
Previously Introduced Legislation (2015)
SB 797 – AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF DRONES. To create standards for use and penalties for misuse of drones. View the Bill
SB 971 – AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL USE OF DRONES. To implement the program review and investigations committee recommendations concerning the criminal use of drones. View the Bill
SB 974 – AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE USE OF DRONES BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND OTHER STATE EMPLOYEES. To establish standards, registration and reporting requirements for the use of drones by law enforcement officers and other state employees. View the Bill