senate Bill S6455

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the registration of drones

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Transportation Committee


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Jan 13, 2016 referred to transportation

S6455 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 48-D §§2420 & 2421, V & T L

S6455 - Summary

Relates to the registration of drones.

S6455 - Sponsor Memo

S6455 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6455

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to registration
  of drones

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
article 48-D to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 48-D
                         REGISTRATION OF DRONES
SECTION 2420. REGISTRATION OF DRONES; FEES; RENEWALS.
        2421. PUNISHMENT FOR VIOLATION.
  S 2420. REGISTRATION OF DRONES; FEES;  RENEWALS.  1.  REGISTRATION  BY
OWNERS.  NO  DRONES  SHALL BE OPERATED WITHOUT FIRST BEING REGISTERED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  EVERY OWNER OF A DRONE SHALL CAUSE TO BE FILED, BY MAIL OR  OTHERWISE,
IN  THE  OFFICE OR A BRANCH OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER, OR WITH AN AGENT
OF THE COMMISSIONER, CONSTITUTED AS PROVIDED IN THIS CHAPTER, AN  APPLI-
CATION  FOR  REGISTRATION, ADDRESSED TO THE COMMISSIONER, AND ON A SPACE
THEREON TO BE PREPARED UNDER THE  DIRECTION  OF  AND  FURNISHED  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  FOR  THAT  PURPOSE, CONTAINING: (A) A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF
THE DRONE TO BE REGISTERED, INCLUDING THE NAME OF THE  MANUFACTURER  AND
FACTORY  NUMBER OF SUCH DRONE; (B) THE NAME, RESIDENCE, INCLUDING COUNTY
AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE OWNER OF SUCH DRONE.
  2. REGISTRATION RECORD. UPON THE RECEIPT OF A  SUFFICIENT  APPLICATION
FOR REGISTRATION, AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE COMMISSIONER OR AGENT
RECEIVING  IT  SHALL  REGISTER  SUCH DRONE, AND MAINTAIN A RECORD OF THE
REGISTRATION OF SUCH DRONE UNDER THE DISTINCTIVE NUMBER ASSIGNED TO SUCH
DRONE, AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, AND THE INFORMATION IN  SUCH  RECORD
MAY  BE  OBTAINED  UPON  PAYMENT  OF  THE  FEES SPECIFIED IN SECTION TWO
HUNDRED TWO OF THIS CHAPTER.
  3. CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION. UPON THE FILING  OF  SUCH  APPLICATION
AND  THE PAYMENT OF THE FEE HEREINAFTER PROVIDED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
ASSIGN TO SUCH DRONE A DISTINCTIVE NUMBER AND, WITHOUT  EXPENSE  TO  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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