AB 1327

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 22, 2013
  • Passed Assembly Jan 29, 2014
  • Passed Senate Aug 26, 2014
  • Governor

Unmanned aircraft systems.

Abstract

Existing federal law, the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, provides for the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, into the national airspace system by September 30, 2015. Existing federal law requires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to develop and implement operational and certification requirements for the operation of public unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system by December 31, 2015. This bill would generally prohibit public agencies from using unmanned aircraft systems, or contracting for the use of unmanned aircraft systems, as defined, with certain exceptions applicable to law enforcement agencies and in certain other cases, including when the use or operation of the unmanned aircraft system achieves the core mission of the agency and the purpose is unrelated to the gathering of criminal intelligence, as defined. The bill would require reasonable public notice to be provided by public agencies intending to deploy unmanned aircraft systems, as specified. The bill would require images, footage, or data obtained through the use of an unmanned aircraft system under these provisions to be permanently destroyed within one year, except as specified. The bill would generally prohibit images, footage, or data obtained through the use of an unmanned aircraft system under these provisions from being disseminated outside the collecting public agency, except as specified. Unless authorized by federal law, the bill would prohibit a person or entity, including a public agency subject to these provisions, or a person or entity under contract to a public agency, for the purpose of that contract, from equipping or arming an unmanned aircraft system with a weapon or other device that may be carried by or launched from an unmanned aircraft system and that is intended to cause bodily injury or death, or damage to, or the destruction of, real or personal property. The bill would also provide that specified surveillance restrictions on electronic devices apply to the use or operation of an unmanned aircraft system by a public agency. The bill would make its provisions applicable to all public and private entities when contracting with a public agency for the use of an unmanned aircraft system. Existing law, the California Public Records Act, requires state and local agencies to make public records available for inspection, subject to certain exceptions. This bill would make certain images, footage, or data obtained through the use of an unmanned aircraft system under its provisions, or any related record, including, but not limited to, usage logs or logs that identify any person or entity that subsequently obtains or requests records of that system, subject to disclosure. The bill would except from the disclosure requirements discussed above images, footage, data, and records obtained through the use of an unmanned aircraft system if disclosure would endanger the safety of a person involved in an investigation, or would endanger the successful completion of the investigation. Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest. This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.

Bill Sponsors (6)

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Sep 28, 2014

Assembly

Vetoed by Governor.

Sep 08, 2014

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Aug 27, 2014

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 68. Noes 4. Page 6558.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6550.)

Aug 26, 2014

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 26. Noes 8. Page 4863.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 28 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 25, 2014

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 22, 2014

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Jul 01, 2014

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 30, 2014

Senate

From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jun 19, 2014

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 16, 2014

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

May 13, 2014

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (May 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

May 05, 2014

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 06, 2014

Senate

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jan 29, 2014

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 63. Noes 6. Page 3722.)

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jan 27, 2014

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jan 23, 2014

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (January 23).

Jan 13, 2014

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jan 09, 2014

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.

May 24, 2013

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

May 15, 2013

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 02, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (May 1). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 30, 2013

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Apr 29, 2013

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 1144.)

Apr 25, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (April 23).

Apr 22, 2013

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Apr 18, 2013

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

Apr 16, 2013

Assembly

In committee: Held under submission.

Apr 04, 2013

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Apr 03, 2013

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

Mar 14, 2013

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on PUB. S. and L. GOV.

Feb 25, 2013

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 24, 2013

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.

Feb 22, 2013

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1327 HTML
02/22/13 - Introduced PDF
04/03/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/18/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/29/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
01/09/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
01/23/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/05/14 - Amended Senate PDF
06/19/14 - Amended Senate PDF
08/22/14 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/14 - Enrolled PDF

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