Unmanned aircraft systems; work group to explore issues related system activities. (SB307)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Aviation; unmanned aircraft systems. Directs the Department of Aviation to convene a work group with stakeholders to explore issues related to unmanned aircraft system activities in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration and other responsible federal agencies. The bill defines "unmanned aircraft" and "unmanned aircraft system" for application to Title 5.1 (Aviation), but such definitions shall not become effective unless reenacted by the 2019 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103986D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/24/2018Committee substitute printed 18105733D-S1
01/24/2018Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB307S1)
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105733D-S1
01/29/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB307S1
01/30/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2018Referred from Courts of Justice
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/16/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
02/22/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read second time
03/02/2018Read third time
03/02/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB307ER)
03/06/2018Signed by Speaker
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB307ER)
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective - see bill)