GA HB779 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Vetoed on May 3 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-05-03 - Veto V8
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and offenses, so as to regulate the use of unmanned aircraft systems and images captured by such systems; to provide for definitions; to provide for exceptions; to provide for penalties and a civil right of action; to provide for venue; to amend Code Section 27-3-151 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to activity prohibited in the taking of wildlife, so as to regulate the use of unmanned aircraft systems in connection to hunting and fishing; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Crimes and offenses; regulate use of unmanned aircraft systems and images; provisions


Roll Calls

2016-03-24 - Senate - Senate Vote #751 (Y: 49 N: 2 NV: 4 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2016-03-22 - House - House Vote #815 (Y: 136 N: 27 NV: 10 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2016-03-16 - Senate - Senate Vote #636 (Y: 51 N: 3 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2016-02-29 - House - House Vote #682 (Y: 171 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2016-05-03 Veto V8
2016-05-03HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2016-04-04HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2016-03-24SenateSenate Agreed House Amend or Sub
2016-03-22HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
2016-03-16SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2016-03-16SenateSenate Third Read
2016-03-15SenateSenate Read Second Time
2016-03-15SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2016-03-02SenateSenate Read and Referred
2016-02-29HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2016-02-29HouseHouse Third Readers
2016-02-25HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2016-01-21HouseHouse Second Readers
2016-01-20HouseHouse First Readers
2016-01-15HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments