FL S0044 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (? 2-1)
Status: Passed on July 6 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-07-06 - Chapter No. 2021-165
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Expanding the authorized uses of drones by law enforcement agencies and other specified entities for specified purposes; requiring the Department of Management Services, in consultation with a specified officer, to publish a list of approved drone manufacturers meeting specified security standards; requiring governmental agencies to discontinue the use of specified drones by a certain date; requiring the department to establish minimum security standards for governmental agency drone use, etc.

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Use of Drones by Government Agencies


Roll Calls

2021-04-28 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RCS#9 (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-26 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#300 (Y: 88 N: 24 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-18 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RCS#12 (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-03-04 - Senate - Senate Rules (Y: 16 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-16 - Senate - Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (Y: 7 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-26 - Senate - Senate Criminal Justice (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-07-06 Chapter No. 2021-165
2021-06-29 Approved by Governor
2021-06-28 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
2021-04-28SenateOrdered engrossed, then enrolled
2021-04-28SenateCS passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0
2021-04-28SenateConcurred in 1 amendment(s) (892017)
2021-04-26HouseMessage sent to senate
2021-04-26SenateIn returning messages
2021-04-26HouseCS passed as amended; YEAS 88, NAYS 24
2021-04-26HouseRead 3rd time
2021-04-23HouseAdded to Third Reading Calendar
2021-04-23HousePlaced on 3rd reading
2021-04-23HouseAmendment 892017 adopted
2021-04-23HouseAmendment 090057 withdrawn
2021-04-23HouseRead 2nd time
2021-04-23HouseSubstituted for CS/CS/HB 1049
2021-04-21HouseAmendment 090057 filed
2021-04-21HouseAmendment 892017 filed
2021-04-20House1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
2021-04-20HouseBill added to Special Order Calendar (4/23/2021)
2021-04-20HouseBill referred to House Calendar
2021-03-18HouseIn Messages
2021-03-18SenateImmediately certified
2021-03-18SenateCS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 262
2021-03-18SenateRead 3rd time
2021-03-18SenateRead 2nd time
2021-03-15SenatePlaced on Special Order Calendar, 03/18/21
2021-03-10SenateCS/CS by Rules read 1st time
2021-03-05SenatePlaced on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2021-03-05SenatePending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2021-03-04SenateCS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 16 NAYS 0
2021-03-02SenateCS by Criminal Justice read 1st time
2021-03-01SenateOn Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/04/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2021-02-17SenateNow in Rules
2021-02-16SenateFavorable by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; YEAS 7 NAYS 0
2021-02-08SenateOn Committee agenda-- Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security, 02/16/21, 12:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
2021-01-28SenateNow in Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
2021-01-26SenatePending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2021-01-26SenateCS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
2021-01-15SenateOn Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 01/26/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
2021-01-11SenateReferred to Criminal Justice; Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Rules

Same As/Similar To

S518 (Similar To) 2021-04-30 - Died in returning Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
H433 (Similar To) 2021-04-26 - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)
H1049 (Similar To) 2021-04-23 - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 44 (Ch. 2021-165)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
33041Amended CodeSee Bill Text
93450Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Florida State Sources

Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/44/Vote/SenateVote_s00044c2012.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/44/Vote/HouseVote_s00044c2300.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/44/Vote/SenateVote_s00044c2009.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/44/Vote/2021-01-26%200900AM~S00044%20Vote%20Record.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/44/Vote/2021-02-16%201230PM~S00044%20Vote%20Record.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/44/Vote/2021-03-04%200900AM~S00044%20Vote%20Record.PDF

Bill Comments