2017 Conference Committees - SB 80 Minutes

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92nd Legislative Session _ 2017

Committee: 80 A 3/8/2017 3:00:00 PM
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

                                            P - Present
                                            E - Excused
                                            A - Absent

Roll Call
P    Rusch, Chair
P    Nesiba
P    Nelson
P    Tieszen, Vice-Chair
P    Bartling
P    Dennert

OTHERS PRESENT: See Original Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Sen. Rusch.

    SB 80: regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor.

Presented by:    Senator Rusch



    On page 2, after line 6 of the House Transportation Committee engrossed bill, insert:

"    Section 5. That ยง 22-21-1 be amended to read:

    22-21-1. Any person who, except as authorized by law:

            (1)    Trespasses on property with intent to subject anyone to eavesdropping or other surveillance in a private place; or

            (2)    Installs in any private place, without the consent of the person or persons entitled to privacy there, any device for observing, photographing, recording, amplifying, or broadcasting sounds or events in such place, or uses any such unauthorized installation;

            (3)    Intentionally uses a drone to photograph, record, or otherwise observe another person in a private place where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy; or

            (4)    Lands a drone on the lands or waters of another resident provided the resident owns the land beneath the water body in its entirety without the owner's consent, except in the case of forced landing and the owner or lessee of the drone will be liable for any damage resulting from a forced landing;

is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Subdivision Subdivisions (2) shall and (3) do not apply to law enforcement officers, or to those acting under their the direction of a law enforcement officer, while engaged in the performance of their the officer's lawful duties. These restrictions do not apply to a drone operator operating a drone for commercial or agricultural purposes pursuant to or in compliance with federal aviation administration regulations, authorizations, and exemptions nor do they apply to an emergency management worker operating a drone within the scope of the worker's duties. ".

Moved by:    Tieszen
Second by:    Nelson
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.


Moved by:    Tieszen
Second by:    Nelson
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (6-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Rusch, Nesiba, Nelson, Tieszen, Bartling, Dennert


Moved by:    Tieszen
Second by:    Bartling
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

Mary K.


Committee Secretary
Arthur L. Rusch, Chair

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