SB 1449

Senate Bill (SB) 1449: unmanned aircraft prohibited operations

Sponsor: Senator Kavanagh

Summary: SB1449 prescribes various regulations associated with unmanned aircraft, or drones.

League Position: OPPOSE - The League opposes this bill as it is preemption on municipalities; however the League is working with the bill's proponents to ensure that municipal concerns are addressed.


2/16/2016: SB1449 passed the Senate Transportation Committee by a vote of 5-1.

2/18/2016: SB1449 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 7-0. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

3/2/2016: SB1449 passed the Senate COW as amended.

3/3/2016: SB1449 passed the Senate Third Read by a vote of 29-1. The bill was transferred to the House.

3/16/2016: SB1449 passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 6-0.

3/28/2016: SB1449 passed the House COW.

3/30/2016: SB1449 passed the House Third Reading by a vote of 57-0. The bill must be final read in the Senate before it goes to the Governor.

3/30/2016: SB1449 passed the Senate Final Read by a vote of 29-0. The bill now goes to the Governor.