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AB5073 Summary:

COSPNSRGalef, Gottfried, Montesano, Dilan, Jones
Add §626, Cor L
Relates to prohibiting civilian drone use within 1000 feet of a correctional facility except when in use under the Federal Aviation Administration's authorization.
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AB5073 Actions:

02/10/2021referred to correction
01/05/2022referred to correction
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AB5073 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 10, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ABINANTI, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, MONTESANO, DILAN,
          JONES -- read once and referred to the Committee on 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:
     1    Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  626
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  626.  Drone  use around correctional facilities. 1. No person, in a
     4  private capacity, shall operate a drone within one thousand  feet  of  a
     5  correctional facility or local correctional facility in this state.
     6    2. As used in this section:
     7    "Drone" means a powered or unpowered aerial vehicle or a balloon float
     8  or other device that:
     9    (a) does not carry a human operator;
    10    (b) uses aerodynamic forces or gases to provide lift;
    11    (c) can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely;
    12    (d) can be expendable or recoverable;
    13    (e) captures images of objects or people on the ground and in the air;
    14    (f) intercepts communications on the ground and in the air; and/or
    15    (g) can carry a lethal or non-lethal payload.
    16    3.  A violation of this section shall result in a civil penalty of one
    17  thousand dollars for the first offense and a misdemeanor for each subse-
    18  quent offense.
    19    4. This section shall not apply to the operation of  a  drone  by  any
    20  person or entity that the federal aviation administration has authorized
    21  to operate a drone for a commercial purpose, where the drone is operated
    22  in a manner that complies with that authorization.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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