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CS/CS/SB 44: Use of Drones by Government Agencies

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Criminal Justice ; Wright

Use of Drones by Government Agencies; Expanding the authorized uses of drones by law enforcement agencies and other specified entities for specified purposes; requiring the Department of Management Services, in consultation with a specified officer, to publish a list of approved drone manufacturers meeting specified security standards; requiring governmental agencies to discontinue the use of specified drones by a certain date; requiring the department to establish minimum security standards for governmental agency drone use, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 7/6/2021 - Chapter No. 2021-165
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/28/2020 Senate • Filed
    1/11/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Rules -SJ 36
    1/15/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 01/26/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
    1/26/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 178
    • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    1/28/2021 Senate • Now in Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
    2/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security, 02/16/21, 12:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
    2/16/2021 Senate • Favorable by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 177
    2/17/2021 Senate • Now in Rules
    3/1/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/04/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 36
    • CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 158
    3/4/2021 Senate • CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -SJ 192
    3/5/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    3/10/2021 Senate • CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 225
    3/15/2021 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/18/21 -SJ 270
    3/18/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 261
    • Read 3rd time -SJ 261
    • CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 261, 262
    • Immediately certified -SJ 270
    3/18/2021 House • In Messages
    4/20/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/23/2021)
    • 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
    4/21/2021 House • Amendment 892017 filed
    • Amendment 090057 filed
    4/23/2021 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 1049
    • Read 2nd time
    • Amendment 090057 withdrawn
    • Amendment 892017 adopted
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
    4/26/2021 House • Read 3rd time
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 88, NAYS 24
    4/26/2021 Senate • In returning messages
    4/26/2021 House • Message sent to senate
    4/28/2021 Senate • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (892017) -SJ 795
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 795
    • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 795
    6/28/2021 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    6/29/2021 • Approved by Governor
    7/6/2021 • Chapter No. 2021-165

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  • CS/CS/SB 44, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/28/2021 at 5:53 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1049 (c2) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Giallombardo Similar Last Action: 4/23/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    H 433 (c1) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Andrade Compare Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    S 518 Drones Diaz Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in returning Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act. Page 4 (pdf)
    934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone. Page 2 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 44, Engrossed 1 Posted 4/28/2021 at 3:41 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1049 (c2) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Giallombardo Similar Last Action: 4/23/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    H 433 (c1) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Andrade Compare Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    S 518 Drones Diaz Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in returning Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act. Page 4 (pdf)
    934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone. Page 2 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 44, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 3/5/2021 at 8:16 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   House Message Summary (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1049 (c2) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Giallombardo Similar Last Action: 4/23/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    H 433 (c1) Use of Drones by Government Agencies Andrade Compare Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    S 518 Drones Diaz Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in returning Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)

    Floor Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    892017 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Giallombardo 4/21/2021
    2:39 PM
    Senate: Concurred
    4/28/2021
    PDF
    hierarchy 090057 - Amendment to Amendment (892017)
    Remove line 19 and insert:
    Duggan 4/21/2021
    3:47 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/23/2021
    PDF

    Floor Votes (3)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/18/2021 2:32 PM Senate 39 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/26/2021 1:58 PM House 88 Yeas - 24 Nays
    4/28/2021 2:19 PM Senate 40 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act. Page 3 (pdf)
    934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 44, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/26/2021 at 3:39 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (Pre-Meeting) 2/15/2021 (pdf)
    Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (Post-Meeting) 2/16/2021 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 3/2/2021 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 3/4/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1049 Use of Drones by Government Agencies Giallombardo Similar Last Action: 4/23/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    H 433 Use of Drones by Government Agencies Andrade Compare Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    S 518 Drones Diaz Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in returning Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)

    Committee Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    800850 - Amendment
    Delete lines 38 - 48 and insert:
    Rules
    (Wright)
    3/2/2021
    3:18 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/4/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 565644 - Amendment to Amendment (800850)
    Delete line 6 and insert:
    Rules
    (Brandes)
    3/3/2021
    3:49 PM
    Withdrawn
    3/4/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 722258 - Amendment to Amendment (800850)
    Delete line 6 and insert:
    Rules
    (Brandes)
    3/4/2021
    8:28 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/4/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    2/16/2021 12:30 PM Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security 7 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/4/2021 9:00 AM Rules 16 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act. Page 2 (pdf)
    934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • SB 44, Original Filed Version Posted 12/28/2020 at 9:48 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice (Pre-Meeting) 1/25/2021 (pdf)
    Criminal Justice (Post-Meeting) 1/26/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 433 Use of Drones by Government Agencies Andrade Compare Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
    S 518 Drones Diaz Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in returning Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    516022 - Amendment
    Delete lines 38 - 50 and insert:
    Criminal Justice
    (Wright)
    1/26/2021
    8:09 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/26/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/26/2021 9:00 AM Criminal Justice 8 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act. Page 2 (pdf)
    934.50 Searches and seizure using a drone. Page 1 (pdf)

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