SB615 (2020) Detail

Relative to small unmanned aircraft.


SB 615 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/12/2020   1036s

2020 SESSION

20-2997

11/04

 

SENATE BILL 615

 

AN ACT relative to small unmanned aircraft.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill defines and regulates "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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/12/2020   1036s 20-2997

11/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to small unmanned aircraft.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Paragraphs; New Hampshire Aeronautics Act; Definitions.  Amend RSA 422:3 by inserting after paragraph XXVII the following new paragraphs:

XXVII-a.  "Small unmanned aircraft" means an unmanned aircraft as defined in federal regulations, as amended.

XXVII-b.  "Small unmanned aircraft system" means a small unmanned aircraft and its associated elements as defined in federal regulations, as amended.

2  New Paragraph; New Hampshire Aeronautics Act; Definitions.  Amend RSA 422:3 by inserting after paragraph XXIX the following new paragraph:

XXX.  "Unmanned aircraft" means an aircraft as defined in federal regulations, as amended.

3  New Hampshire Aeronautics Act; Duties of the Commissioner.  Amend RSA 422:4, VI to read as follows:

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] as defined in federal regulations, as amended, and small unmanned aircraft systems as defined in RSA 422:3, XXVII-b.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

SB615 at GenCourtMobile
SB615 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 12, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB615 Revision: 8372 Date: March 12, 2020, 6:01 p.m.
SB615 Revision: 7822 Date: Jan. 6, 2020, 3:40 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 1
Jan. 21, 2020 Hearing: 01/21/2020, Room 103, LOB, 02:45 pm; SC 3
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1036s, 03/11/2020; SC 10
March 12, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1036s, 03/12/2020; SC 10
March 12, 2020 Special Order to 03/12/2020, Without Objection, MA; 03/11/2020 SJ 6
March 12, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2020-1036s, AA, VV; 03/12/2020; SJ 7
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1036s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/12/2020; SJ 7
June 30, 2020 Introduced and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020