HB 4066 - modifies definitions related UAS and makes it a class A misdemeanor to operate a weaponized UAS. It also creates the offense of reckless interference with an aircraft through certain uses of UAS. The law regulates the use of drones by public bodies, including requiring policies and procedures for the retention of data. It also prohibits the use of UAS near critical infrastructure, including correctional facilities.
SB 5702 - specifies the fees for registration of public UAS.
Oregon Revised Statute 837.360 (2013 and amended 2016) - prohibits weaponization of UAS and requires law enforcement to register UAS with Oregon Department of Aviation.
On June 24, 2013 the Oregon Legislative Assembly adopted House Bill (HB) 2710 (download below). This is an act relating to drones; and declaring an emergency.
On May 18, 2015, Oregon Legislative assembly passed House Bill (HB) 2534 (download below) into law in Chapter 61, which went into effect January 1, 2016. This is an act relating to the regulation of drones by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission.
HB 2534 requires the development of rules prohibiting the use of UAS for angling, hunting, trapping, or interfering with a person who is lawfully angling, trapping, or hunting.
On June 15, 2015, Oregon Legislative assembly passed House Bill (HB) 2354 (download below) into law in Chapter 315, which went into effect January 1, 2016. This is an act relating to unmanned aerial systems; amending ORS 837.300, 837.310, 837.320, 837.330, 837.335, 837.340, 837.345, 837.360, 837.365, 837.375, 837.380, 837.385 and 837.995.
HB 2354 changes the term "drone" to "unmanned aircraft system" in statute.
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