senate Bill S2125

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting civilian drone use within 1000 ft of a correctional facility

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 20, 2018 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 28, 2018 advanced to third reading
Feb 27, 2018 2nd report cal.
Feb 13, 2018 1st report cal.518
Jan 03, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2017 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 27, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 23, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 22, 2017 1st report cal.503
Jan 12, 2017 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Feb 13, 2018 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2125
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 13, 2018

Mar 22, 2017 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2125
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 22, 2017

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S2125 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6930
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §625, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6222, A8625
2019-2020: S1380, A1600
2021-2022: S2660, A5073

S2125 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting civilian drone use within 1000 feet of a correctional facility except when in use under the Federal Aviation Administration's authorization.

S2125 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2125 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2125

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE, AKSHAR, MURPHY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Crime
  Victims, Crime and Correction

AN  ACT  to  amend the correction law, in relation to civilian drone use
  near a correctional facility

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

  Section  1.  The correction law is amended by adding a new section 625
to read as follows:
  § 625. DRONE USE AROUND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. 1. NO  PERSON,  IN  A
PRIVATE  CAPACITY,  SHALL  OPERATE A DRONE WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY OR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN THIS STATE.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  "DRONE" MEANS A POWERED OR UNPOWERED AERIAL VEHICLE OR A BALLOON FLOAT
OR OTHER DEVICE THAT:
  (A) DOES NOT CARRY A HUMAN OPERATOR;
  (B) USES AERODYNAMIC FORCES OR GASES TO PROVIDE LIFT;
  (C) CAN FLY AUTONOMOUSLY OR BE PILOTED REMOTELY;
  (D) CAN BE EXPENDABLE OR RECOVERABLE;
  (E) CAPTURES IMAGES OF OBJECTS OR PEOPLE ON THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR;
  (F) INTERCEPTS COMMUNICATIONS ON THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR; AND/OR
  (G) CAN CARRY A LETHAL OR NON-LETHAL PAYLOAD.
  3. A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL RESULT IN A CIVIL PENALTY OF  ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE AND A MISDEMEANOR FOR EACH SUBSE-
QUENT OFFENSE.
  4.  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  NOT APPLY TO THE OPERATION OF A DRONE BY ANY
PERSON OR ENTITY THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION HAS AUTHORIZED
TO OPERATE A DRONE FOR A COMMERCIAL PURPOSE, WHERE THE DRONE IS OPERATED
IN A MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THAT AUTHORIZATION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05044-01-7

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