Florida Senate - 2023                                     SB 908
       By Senator Rodriguez
       40-01210A-23                                           2023908__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act;
    3         amending s. 330.41, F.S.; revising the definition of
    4         the term “critical infrastructure facility”; deleting
    5         a requirement that a person or governmental entity
    6         apply to the Federal Aviation Administration to
    7         restrict or limit the operation of drones in specified
    8         areas; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) and paragraph
   13  (d) of subsection (3) of section 330.41, Florida Statutes, are
   14  amended to read:
   15         330.41 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act.—
   16         (2) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this act, the term:
   17         (a) “Critical infrastructure facility” means any of the
   18  following, if completely enclosed by a fence or other physical
   19  barrier that is obviously designed to exclude intruders, or if
   20  clearly marked with a sign or signs which indicate that entry is
   21  forbidden and which are posted on the property in a manner
   22  reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders:
   23         1. An electrical power generation or transmission facility,
   24  substation, switching station, or electrical control center.
   25         2. A chemical or rubber manufacturing or storage facility.
   26         3. A mining facility.
   27         4. A natural gas or compressed gas compressor station,
   28  storage facility, or natural gas or compressed gas pipeline.
   29         5. A liquid natural gas or propane gas terminal or storage
   30  facility with a capacity of 4,000 gallons or more.
   31         6. Any portion of an aboveground oil or gas pipeline.
   32         7. A wireless communications facility, including the tower,
   33  antennae, support structures, and all associated ground-based
   34  equipment.
   35         8. A deepwater port listed in s. 311.09(1), regardless of
   36  whether the deepwater port is completely enclosed by a fence or
   37  other physical barrier, or a railroad switching yard.
   38         9. A state correctional institution as defined in s. 944.02
   39  or a private correctional facility authorized under chapter 957.
   40         10.9. A secure detention center or facility, as defined in
   41  s. 985.03, or a nonsecure residential facility, a high-risk
   42  residential facility, or a maximum-risk residential facility, as
   43  those terms are described in s. 985.03(44).
   44         11.10. A county detention facility, as defined in s.
   45  951.23.
   46         (3) REGULATION.—
   47         (d) A person or governmental entity seeking to restrict or
   48  limit the operation of drones in close proximity to
   49  infrastructure or facilities that the person or governmental
   50  entity owns or operates must apply to the Federal Aviation
   51  Administration for such designation pursuant to s. 2209 of the
   52  FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016.
   53         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.