Florida Senate - 2017 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 832 Ì703198FÎ703198 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD/2R . 05/03/2017 10:05 AM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Young moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 330.41, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act.— 8 (1) SHORT TITLE.—This section may be cited as the “Unmanned 9 Aircraft Systems Act.” 10 (2) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: 11 (a) “Critical infrastructure facility” means any of the 12 following, if completely enclosed by a fence or other physical 13 barrier that is obviously designed to exclude intruders, or if 14 clearly marked with a sign or signs that indicate that entry is 15 forbidden and that are posted on the property in a manner 16 reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders: 17 1. An electrical power generation or transmission facility, 18 substation, switching station, or control center. 19 2. A natural gas or compressed gas compressor station, 20 storage facility, or pipeline. 21 3. A liquid natural gas or propane gas terminal or storage 22 facility. 23 4. Any portion of an aboveground oil or gas pipeline. 24 5. A wireless communications facility, including towers, 25 antennas, support structures, and all associated ground-based 26 equipment. 27 6. A chemical or rubber manufacturing or storage facility. 28 7. A mining facility. 29 (b) “Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, 30 association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. 31 (c) “Unmanned aircraft” means a drone as defined in s. 32 934.50(2). 33 (d) “Unmanned aircraft system” means an unmanned aircraft 34 and associated elements, including communication links and the 35 components used to control the unmanned aircraft which are 36 required for the pilot in command to operate the unmanned 37 aircraft safely and efficiently. 38 (3) REGULATION.— 39 (a) The authority to regulate the ownership or operation of 40 unmanned aircraft systems is vested in the state. 41 (b) Except as otherwise expressly provided in this section, 42 a political subdivision may not enact or enforce an ordinance or 43 resolution relating to the design, manufacture, testing, 44 maintenance, licensing, registration, certification, or 45 operation of an unmanned aircraft system, including airspace, 46 altitude, flight paths, and equipment or technology 47 requirements; purpose of operations; and pilot, operator, or 48 observer qualifications, training, and certification. 49 (c) This section does not limit local government authority 50 to enact or enforce local ordinances relating to nuisances, 51 voyeurism, harassment, reckless endangerment, property damage, 52 or other illegal acts arising from the use of unmanned aircraft 53 systems if such ordinances are not specifically related to the 54 use of an unmanned aircraft system for those illegal acts. 55 (d) This section shall be construed in accordance with 56 standards described by federal statutes and regulations and 57 Federal Aviation Administration guidance on unmanned aircraft 58 systems. 59 (4) PROTECTION OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES.— 60 (a) A person seeking to restrict or limit the operation of 61 unmanned aircraft in close proximity to the infrastructure or 62 facilities that the person owns or operates must apply to the 63 Federal Aviation Administration for such designation pursuant to 64 s. 2209 of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016. 65 (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person may not 66 knowingly or willfully: 67 1. Operate an unmanned aircraft over a critical 68 infrastructure facility; 69 2. Allow an unmanned aircraft to make contact with a 70 critical infrastructure facility, including any person or object 71 on the premises of or within the facility; or 72 3. Allow an unmanned aircraft to come within a distance of 73 a critical infrastructure facility which is close enough to 74 interfere with the operations of or cause a disturbance to the 75 facility. 76 77 A person who violates this paragraph commits a misdemeanor of 78 the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 79 775.083. A person who commits a second or subsequent violation 80 commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as 81 provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 82 (c) This section does not apply to actions described in 83 paragraph (b) which are committed by: 84 1. A federal, state, or other governmental entity or a 85 person under contract with or otherwise acting under the 86 direction of such entity. 87 2. A law enforcement agency that is in compliance with s. 88 934.50 or a person under contract with or otherwise acting under 89 the direction of such law enforcement agency. 90 3. An owner, operator, or occupant of the critical 91 infrastructure facility or a person who has prior written 92 consent of such owner, operator, or occupant. 93 (d) Subparagraph (b)1. does not apply to an unmanned 94 aircraft operating in transit for commercial purposes in 95 compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, 96 authorizations, or exemptions. 97 Section 2. Section 330.411, Florida Statutes, is created to 98 read: 99 330.411 Prohibited possession or operation of unmanned 100 aircraft; penalties.—A person may not possess or operate an 101 unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system as defined in s. 102 330.41 with an attached weapon, firearm, explosive, destructive 103 device, or ammunition as defined in s. 790.001. Notwithstanding 104 s. 330.33, a person who violates this section commits a 105 misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 106 775.082 or s. 775.083. 107 Section 3. Paragraph (j) is added to subsection (4) of 108 section 934.50, Florida Statutes, to read: 109 934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone.— 110 (4) EXCEPTIONS.—This section does not prohibit the use of a 111 drone: 112 (j) By a communications services provider or its contractor 113 for routing, siting, installation, maintenance, or inspection of 114 facilities used to provide communications services. 115 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017. 116 117 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 118 And the title is amended as follows: 119 Delete everything before the enacting clause 120 and insert: 121 A bill to be entitled 122 An act relating to unmanned aircraft; creating s. 123 330.41, F.S.; providing a short title; providing 124 definitions; providing that the authority to regulate 125 the ownership or operation of unmanned aircraft 126 systems is vested in the state; prohibiting a 127 political subdivision from enacting or enforcing 128 certain ordinances or resolutions relating to unmanned 129 aircraft systems; providing construction; requiring 130 persons seeking to restrict or limit the operation of 131 unmanned aircraft in close proximity to certain 132 infrastructure or facilities to apply to the Federal 133 Aviation Administration; prohibiting certain 134 operations of an unmanned aircraft in relation to 135 certain critical infrastructure facilities; providing 136 penalties; providing exceptions; creating s. 330.411, 137 F.S.; prohibiting possession or operation of an 138 unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system with 139 certain attached weapons or devices; providing 140 penalties; amending s. 934.50, F.S.; exempting a 141 communications services provider and its contractor 142 from certain prohibitions against the use of a drone; 143 providing an effective date.