SB 1331 Drones; moratorium on use of unmanned aircraft systems by state or local government department, etc.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

Drones; moratorium. Places a moratorium on the use of unmanned aircraft systems by state and local law enforcement and regulatory entities until July 1, 2015, except in defined emergency situations or in training exercises related to such situations. The moratorium does not apply to certain Virginia National Guard functions or to research and development conducted by institutions of higher education or other research organizations. The bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General and other agencies, to develop protocols for the use of drones by law-enforcement agencies and report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2013. This bill is identical to HB 2012.

Full text:
01/18/13  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 13103017D  pdf | impact statement
02/04/13  Senate: Committee substitute printed 13104796D-S1  pdf
02/18/13  House: Committee substitute printed 13105257D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/23/13  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1331ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/21/13  Senate: Governor's substitute printed 13105672D-S2  pdf
04/03/13  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB1331ER2)  pdf
04/03/13  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)  pdf

Amendments:
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/18/13  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 13103017D
01/18/13  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/13  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 1-N)
02/04/13  Senate: Committee substitute printed 13104796D-S1
02/05/13  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/13  Senate: Read second time
02/05/13  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/05/13  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 13104796D-S1
02/05/13  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1331S1
02/05/13  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/13  Senate: Passed Senate (36-Y 2-N)
02/11/13  House: Placed on Calendar
02/11/13  House: Read first time
02/11/13  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/13  House: Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/13/13  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 2-N)
02/18/13  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 1-N)
02/18/13  House: Committee substitute printed 13105257D-H1
02/19/13  House: Read second time
02/20/13  House: Read third time
02/20/13  House: Committee substitute agreed to 13105257D-H1
02/20/13  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1331H1
02/20/13  House: Passed House with substitute (88-Y 5-N)
02/20/13  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 5-N)
02/21/13  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/13  Senate: Title replaced 13105257D-H1
02/23/13  Senate: Enrolled
02/23/13  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1331ER)
02/23/13  Senate: Signed by President
02/23/13  House: Signed by Speaker
03/21/13  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/21/13  Senate: Governor's substitute printed 13105672D-S2
04/02/13  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/03/13  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (36-Y 4-N)
04/03/13  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 1-N)
04/03/13  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N)
04/03/13  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/13  Senate: Reenrolled
04/03/13  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB1331ER2)
04/03/13  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/13  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/13  House: Enacted, Chapter 796 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/13  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)