UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS LAW REVISIONS.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 337 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 14, 2017
AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE LAWS GOVERNING THE USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.
Intro. by Torbett.

Status: Ch. SL 2017-160 (House Action) (Jul 21 2017)
H 337/S.L. 2017-160

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 25 2017 - More information

    AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE LAWS GOVERNING THE USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS. Enacted July 21, 2017. Section 1 is effective December 1, 2017. The remainder is effective July 21, 2017.


  • Summary date: May 24 2017 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Enacts new GS 63-94. Provides that GS Chapter 63, Article 10 (Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems) does not apply to model aircraft (as defined with reference to purpose of use).

    Makes section 1 [amending GS 15A-300.1(a)] effective December 1, 2017, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date, and acts occurring and causes of action arising on or after that date.


  • Summary date: Mar 14 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 15A­300.1(a) to incorporate the the definition of model aircraft into the definition of unmanned aircraft.

    Repeals GS 15A­300.1(d) (Limitations on use of special imaging technology).

    Enacts new GS 15A­300.1(c1) to allow emergency management agencies to use unmanned aircraft systems for all functions and activities related to emergency management.

    Amends GS 63­96 to revise the minimum age for permits for commercial operation of unmanned aircraft systems to mirror the minimum age required by federal regulation for operation of an unmanned aircraft system (was, 16 years of age). Requires a valid government­issued photographic identification acceptable to the Federal Aviation Administration for issuing authorization to operate an unmanned aircraft system (was, a valid driver's license). Directs the Department of Transportation, Division of Aviation (Division), to make its criteria and requirements for issuing permits to operate an unmanned aircraft system for commercial purposes no more restrictive than the rules or regulations adopted by the Federal Aviation Administration's criteria and requirements for operating an unmanned aircraft system for commercial purposes. Makes conforming changes.


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