SB 218 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 218
SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4
This bill inserts definitions of small unmanned aircraft and small unmanned aircraft system into the New Hampshire Aeronautics Act and authorizes the commissioner of the department of transportation to regulate small unmanned aircraft systems.
This bill is a request of the department of transportation.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
XXVII-a. "Small unmanned aircraft" means an unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds, including everything onboard or attached to the aircraft, which can be flown without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.
XXVII-b. "Small unmanned aircraft system" means a small unmanned aircraft and its associated elements, including communication links and the components that control the small unmanned aircraft, that are required for the safe and efficient operation of the small unmanned aircraft.
XXX. "Unmanned aircraft" means an aircraft operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.
VI. Effecting uniformity in the regulations pertaining to the operation of aircraft by adopting uniform rules consistent with federal regulations and making noncompliance with federal regulations a violation of state law, thereby enabling the law enforcement agencies of the state to enforce the laws regulating the operation of aircraft. For the purposes of this paragraph, aircraft shall include ultralight vehicles as defined in 14 C.F.R. part 103 and small unmanned aircraft systems as defined in 14 C.F.R. parts 101 and 107 and in RSA 422:3.
VETOED July 10, 2019
Veto Sustained September 19, 2019
|March 5, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 14, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 16, 2019||House||Hearing|
|May 14, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 28, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|June 5, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 4|
|March 5, 2019||==TIME CHANGE== Hearing: 03/05/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 12|
|March 14, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/14/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 13|
|March 14, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/14/2019; SJ 8|
|March 20, 2019||Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 11 P. 70|
|April 16, 2019||Public Hearing: 04/16/2019 01:00 pm LOB 203|
|May 14, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 05/14/2019 10:00 am LOB 203|
|May 28, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 05/28/2019 11:01 am LOB 203|
|Committee Report: Without Recommendation (Vote Tie; RC)|
|June 5, 2019||Committee Report: Without Recommendation for 06/05/2019 (Vote Tie; RC) HC 27 P. 21|
|June 6, 2019||Lay on Table (Rep. McGuire): MF DV 154-196 06/06/2019 HJ 18 P. 11|
|June 6, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA RC 206-148 06/06/2019 HJ 18 P. 11|
|June 13, 2019||Enrolled 06/13/2019 HJ 19 P. 18|
|June 13, 2019||Enrolled (In recess 06/13/2019); SJ 21|
|July 10, 2019||Vetoed by Governor 07/10/2019|
|Sept. 19, 2019||Notwithstanding the Governor's Veto, Shall SB 218 Become Law: RC 14Y-10N, Veto Sustained, lacking the necessary two-thirds vote; 09/19/2019; SJ 22|