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SB 518: Drones

GENERAL BILL by Diaz

Drones; Expanding the authorized uses of drones by a state agency or political subdivision to include the assessment of damage due to natural disasters, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in returning Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/11/2021 Senate • Filed
    1/21/2021 Senate • Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 71
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 71
    3/4/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security, 03/09/21, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Building
    3/9/2021 Senate • Favorable by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 238
    3/10/2021 Senate • Now in Community Affairs
    3/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/30/21, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
    3/30/2021 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 341
    3/31/2021 Senate • Now in Rules
    4/13/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/16/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    4/15/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/20/21, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building
    4/16/2021 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -SJ 472
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/21 -SJ 559
    4/21/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 517
    • Read 3rd time -SJ 517
    • Passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 517
    4/21/2021 House • In Messages
    4/23/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/26/2021)
    • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    4/26/2021 House • Amendment 115797 filed
    • Read 2nd time
    • Amendment 115797 adopted
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
    4/27/2021 House • Read 3rd time
    • Passed as amended; YEAS 102, NAYS 15
    4/27/2021 Senate • In returning messages
    4/27/2021 House • Message sent to senate
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in returning Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)

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  • SB 518, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/11/2021 at 8:39 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (Pre-Meeting) 3/8/2021 (pdf)
    Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (Post-Meeting) 3/10/2021 (pdf)
    Community Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 3/29/2021 (pdf)
    Community Affairs (Post-Meeting) 3/31/2021 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 4/15/2021 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 4/16/2021 (pdf)
    House Message Summary (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 433 (c1) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Judiciary Committee Compare Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    H 1049 (c2) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Giallombardo Compare Last Action: 4/23/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    S 44 (er) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Wright Compare Last Action: 7/6/2021 Chapter No. 2021-165

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    525780 - Amendment
    Between lines 38 and 39 insert:
    Rules
    (Diaz)
    4/15/2021
    11:34 AM
    Withdrawn
    4/16/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    115797 - Amendment
    Remove line 38 and insert:
    Andrade 4/26/2021
    9:00 AM
    House: Adopted
    4/26/2021
    PDF

    Committee Votes (3)

    Date Committee Result
    3/9/2021 9:00 AM Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/30/2021 3:30 PM Community Affairs 9 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/16/2021 9:00 AM Rules View Vote Record

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/21/2021 10:37 AM Senate 40 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/27/2021 10:48 AM House 102 Yeas - 15 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act. Page 2 (pdf)
    934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone. Page 1 (pdf)

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