Unmanned aircraft system; trespass, military airfield or military helicopter landing zone, penalty. (HB1636)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trespass; unmanned aircraft system; prohibited take off or landing; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to take off or land in violation of current Federal Aviation Administration Special Security Instructions or UAS Security Sensitive Airspace Restrictions is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/15/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100556D
11/15/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1636)
01/23/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19104483D-H1
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1636H1)
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104483D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1636H1
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/31/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1636ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1636ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)