Unmanned aircraft system; use during commission of a crime, penalty. (SB729)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of unmanned aircraft system during commission of a crime; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he uses or attempts to use an unmanned aircraft system while committing or attempting to commit a crime or obstructing or attempting to obstruct law-enforcement officers, animal control officers, or emergency medical services agency personnel in the performance of their duties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103638D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB729)
02/08/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Committee substitute printed 16105324D-S1
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Read second time
02/10/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105324D-S1
02/10/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB729S1
02/11/2016Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB729S1)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/15/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/16/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/08/2016Left in Courts of Justice