Florida Senate - 2018                              CS for SB 624
       By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senator Young
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to drones; amending s. 330.41, F.S.;
    3         redefining the term “critical infrastructure
    4         facility”; amending s. 934.50, F.S.; authorizing the
    5         use of a drone if a law enforcement agency possesses
    6         reasonable suspicion that, under particular
    7         circumstances, swift action is needed to facilitate
    8         the collection of evidence at a crime scene or traffic
    9         crash scene; authorizing the use of a drone by a local
   10         or state agency when used in the assessment of damage,
   11         flood state, wildfire, or land management, or the
   12         monitoring and collection of scientific or marketing
   13         data; providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   18  330.41, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   19         330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act.—
   20         (2) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this act, the term:
   21         (a) “Critical infrastructure facility” means any of the
   22  following, if completely enclosed by a fence or other physical
   23  barrier that is obviously designed to exclude intruders, or if
   24  clearly marked with a sign or signs which indicate that entry is
   25  forbidden and which are posted on the property in a manner
   26  reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders:
   27         1. An electrical power generation or transmission facility,
   28  substation, switching station, or electrical control center.
   29         2. A chemical or rubber manufacturing or storage facility.
   30         3. A mining facility.
   31         4. A natural gas or compressed gas compressor station,
   32  storage facility, or natural gas or compressed gas pipeline.
   33         5. A liquid natural gas or propane gas terminal or storage
   34  facility with a capacity of 4,000 gallons or more.
   35         6. Any portion of an aboveground oil or gas pipeline.
   36         7. A wireless communications facility, including the tower,
   37  antennae, support structures, and all associated ground-based
   38  equipment.
   39         8.A state correctional institution as defined in s. 944.02
   40  or a private correctional facility authorized under chapter 957.
   41         9.A secure detention center or facility, a nonsecure
   42  residential facility, a high-risk residential facility, or a
   43  maximum-risk residential facility as defined in s. 985.03.
   44         10.A county detention facility as defined in s. 951.23.
   45         Section 2. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section
   46  934.50, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (k) is added
   47  to that subsection, to read:
   48         934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone.—
   49         (4) EXCEPTIONS.—This section does not prohibit the use of a
   50  drone:
   51         (c) If the law enforcement agency possesses reasonable
   52  suspicion that, under particular circumstances, swift action is
   53  needed to prevent imminent danger to life or serious damage to
   54  property;, to forestall the imminent escape of a suspect or the
   55  destruction of evidence; to facilitate the collection of
   56  evidence at a crime scene or traffic crash scene;, or to achieve
   57  purposes including, but not limited to, facilitating the search
   58  for a missing person.
   59         (k)By a local or state agency when used in the assessment
   60  of damage, flood state, wildfire, or land management, or the
   61  monitoring and collection of scientific or marketing data.
   62         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2018.