Unmanned aircraft systems; use by Department of State Police and Department of Transportation. (SB508)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of unmanned aircraft system; public bodies. Allows an unmanned aircraft system to be deployed without a warrant (i) by a law-enforcement officer to survey the scene of an accident for the purpose of crash reconstruction and record photographic or video images of the scene and (ii) by the Department of Transportation when assisting a law-enforcement officer to prepare a report of such accident because of personal injury, death, or property damage of $1,500 or more. This bill is identical to HB 1482. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104197D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Committee substitute printed 18105739D-S1
01/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Read second time
01/24/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105739D-S1
01/24/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB508S1
01/25/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB508S1)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Committee substitute printed 18107306D-H1
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB508H1)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107306D-H1
02/28/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB508H1
02/28/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Title replaced 18107306D-H1
03/02/2018Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB508ER)
03/06/2018Signed by Speaker
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB508ER)
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 654 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)