Trespass with an unmanned aircraft system; local or state correctional facilities, penalty. (HB453)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Trespass with an unmanned aircraft system; local or state correctional facilities; penalty. Prohibits any person from knowingly and intentionally causing an unmanned aircraft system to come within either a horizontal distance of 500 feet or a vertical distance of 250 feet from any local or state correctional facility. A violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor; however, a violation while a person delivers, attempts to deliver, or conspires with another to deliver to any prisoner confined in the local or state correctional facility any drug that is a controlled substance or marijuana is a Class 6 felony. A violation while a person delivers, attempts to deliver, or conspires with another to deliver to any prisoner confined in the local or state correctional facility firearms, ammunition, or explosives of any nature is a Class 5 felony. The bill provides exceptions for a person operating an unmanned aircraft system with written consent from the official in charge of the correctional facility or a state or local government department, agency, or instrumentality having jurisdiction over criminal law enforcement or regulatory violations, as permitted by state law governing the use of unmanned aircraft systems by public bodies. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2020Committee
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103745D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/06/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB453)
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB453)
02/11/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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