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AB1881 Summary:

Amd §240.00, add §240.80, Pen L
Relates to the unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft.
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AB1881 Actions:

01/17/2019referred to codes
05/09/2019advanced to third reading cal.282
06/12/2019amended on third reading 1881a
01/08/2020ordered to third reading cal.86
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AB1881 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                                                                Cal. No. 282
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Codes -- reported from committee,  advanced  to  a  third
          reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
          order of third reading

        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the unlawful use or opera-
          tion of an unmanned aircraft
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Section 240.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 8 to read as follows:
     3    8. "Unmanned aircraft" means a device used for flight in the air which
     4  is operated remotely without the  possibility  of  direct  human  inter-
     5  vention from within or on the aircraft.
     6    §  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.80 to read
     7  as follows:
     8  § 240.80 Unlawful use or operation of an unmanned aircraft.
     9    A person is guilty  of  unlawful  use  or  operation  of  an  unmanned
    10  aircraft  when  during  the  personal use or operation of such aircraft,
    11  except as otherwise provided by federal law,  he  or  she  intentionally
    12  operates an unmanned aircraft:
    13    1.  in  violation  of federal laws or regulations of the United States
    14  department of transportation and  the  federal  aviation  administration
    15  (FAA) or successors thereof; or
    16    2. in a reckless manner so as to endanger the life or safety of anoth-
    17  er person or property of a person.
    18    Unlawful use or operation of an unmanned aircraft is a violation.
    19    §  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    20  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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