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AB8377 Summary:

Amd §240.00, add §240.80, Pen L
Relates to the unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft.
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AB8377 Actions:

06/12/2017referred to codes
06/14/2017reported referred to rules
01/03/2018referred to codes
04/16/2018amend and recommit to codes
04/16/2018print number 8377a
04/26/2018advanced to third reading cal.796
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AB8377 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      June 12, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, SEPULVEDA -- read once and referred to
          the  Committee  on  Codes  -- recommitted to the Committee on Codes in
          accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-

        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the unlawful use or opera-
          tion of an unmanned aircraft
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Section 240.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 7 to read as follows:
     3    7. " Unmanned aircraft" means a device used  for  flight  in  the  air
     4  which  is  operated  remotely  without  the  possibility of direct human
     5  intervention from within or on the aircraft.
     6    § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.80  to  read
     7  as follows:
     8  § 240.80 Unlawful use or operation of an unmanned aircraft.
     9    A  person  is  guilty  of  unlawful  use  or  operation of an unmanned
    10  aircraft when during the personal use or  operation  of  such  aircraft,
    11  except  as  otherwise  provided  by federal law, he or she intentionally
    12  operates an unmanned aircraft:
    13    1. in violation of federal laws or regulations of  the  United  States
    14  department  of  transportation  and  the federal aviation administration
    15  (FAA) or successors thereof; or
    16    2. in a manner that such operation creates  an  unreasonable  risk  of
    17  harm or danger to any person or persons.
    18    Unlawful use or operation of an unmanned aircraft is a violation.
    19    §  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    20  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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