KY HB291 | 2017 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)
Status: Engrossed on February 23 2017 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2017-03-29 - floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


Amend KRS 446.010 to define "drone"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 500 prescribe permitted and prohibited uses of drones; provide exceptions; prohibit use of evidence obtained by a drone in violation of stated prohibitions; authorize that section of the bill to be cited as the "Citizens' Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 501 to clarify criminal liability for offenses committed using a drone; create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to create the offense of obstructing an emergency responder; create new section of KRS Chapter 511 to create offense of trespass on critical infrastructure.

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AN ACT relating to public safety.



2017-03-29Senatefloor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
2017-03-15Senatefloor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
2017-03-14Senatefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2017-03-14Senatereported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
2017-03-07Senatereturned to Judiciary (S)
2017-03-07Senate2nd reading
2017-03-07Senatetaken from Judiciary (S)
2017-03-06Senatereturned to Judiciary (S)
2017-03-06Senate1st reading
2017-03-06Senatetaken from Judiciary (S)
2017-02-24Senateto Judiciary (S)
2017-02-23Senatereceived in Senate
2017-02-22House3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute
2017-02-21Houseposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2017-02-17House2nd reading, to Rules
2017-02-16Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
2017-02-15Houseposted in committee
2017-02-14Houseto Small Business & Information Technology (H)
2017-02-10Houseintroduced in House

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