Unmanned aircraft; definition, etc. (SB356)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), and Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Aircraft; registration; definition. Requires that an aircraft be registered in the Commonwealth if it is based in the Commonwealth for more than 90 days during a calendar year. Current law requires registration if the aircraft is based in the Commonwealth for more than 60 days during a 12-month period. The bill creates an exception to registration for aircraft that are in the Commonwealth solely for major repairs or maintenance. This bill incorporates SB 865. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101049D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB356)
01/23/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Incorporates SB865 (Favola)
01/23/2020Committee substitute printed 20106437D-S1
01/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106437D-S1
01/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB356S1
01/29/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB356S1)
02/11/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Innovations and General Topics
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2020Reported from Transportation (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Passed by for the day
02/26/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Amendment by Delegate Carter agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2020Passed House with amendment (87-Y 13-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (87-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB356ER)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB356ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/11/2020Governor's substitute printed 20109557D-S2
04/22/2020VOTE: (92-Y 0-N)
04/22/2020Amendments specific and severable (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 0-N)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (SB356ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1255 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1255)
05/01/2020VOTE: (92-Y 0-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB865.