South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 109

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator McElveen
Document Path: l:\s-res\jtm\006unma.eb.jtm.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Aerial vehicle

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/13/2016  Senate  Prefiled
  12/13/2016  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/10/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 65)
   1/10/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 65)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/13/2016

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A BILL

TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 16 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TRESPASSES AND THE UNLAWFUL USE OF THE PROPERTY OF OTHERS, BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-605, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE WITHIN A CERTAIN DISTANCE OF A STATE OR FEDERAL MILITARY INSTALLATION AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Article 7, Chapter 11, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 16-11-605.    (A)    A person shall not operate an unmanned aerial vehicle within a horizontal distance of one thousand feet or a vertical distance of five hundred feet from a state or federal military installation without written consent from the commander of the specific military installation.

(B)    A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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