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CS/HB 471: Unmanned Aircraft

GENERAL BILL by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee ; Yarborough ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gonzalez ; Metz ; Peters

Unmanned Aircraft; Prohibits operating drone over certain facilities; authorizes use of drone in certain circumstances to facilitate collection of evidence at scene of crime or traffic crash; authorizes use of drone by local or state agency for specified purposes.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/27/2017 House • Filed
11/8/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 43
11/29/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 12/06/17, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
12/6/2017 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 256
• Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 256
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 43
1/16/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 01/18/18, 1:00 pm, Mashburn Hall
1/18/2018 House • CS by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 372
1/19/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 368
1/23/2018 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 390
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/25/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall -HJ 390
1/25/2018 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 440
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 440
2/22/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/18
2/28/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 717
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/1/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 756
• CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 1 -HJ 756
3/1/2018 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 568
3/2/2018 Senate • Received -SJ 568
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice