50-15-6. Trespassing--Affirmative defense--Misdemeanor.

No person may, except as authorized by law, land a drone on the real or personal property or the waters of a landowner who owns the real property beneath the water body, without the landowner's consent. It is an affirmative defense if the landing was a forced landing or if the landing was caused by a technical malfunction, but in either case, the operator of the drone remains liable for any damage resulting from the landing. A person who violates this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 2021, ch 95, § 3; SL 2024, ch 194, § 2.