HB311: Unmanned aerial systems; local regulation.

HOUSE BILL NO. 311

Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled December 31, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact § 15.2-926.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to local regulation of unmanned aerial systems.
Patron-- Gooditis

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 15.2-926.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 15.2-926.3. Local regulation of certain aircraft.

No A. Except as provided in subsection B, no political subdivision may shall regulate the use of a privately owned, unmanned aircraft system as defined in § 19.2-60.1 within its boundaries.

B. A political subdivision may adopt time, place, or manner restrictions regarding the takeoff or landing of unmanned aerial systems on property owned by the political subdivision.

C. Nothing in this section shall permit a person to go or enter upon land owned by a political subdivision solely because he is in possession of an unmanned aircraft system if he would not otherwise be permitted entry upon such land.