Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS

West Virginia Drone Laws


HB 2420

HB 2653

HB 4170

HB 4184

HB 4283

SB 291

SB 331

SB 278

On March 14, 2014 the Governor of West Virginia passed House Bill (HB) 2515 (download below) into law, and it went into effect ninety days thereafter. The bill reads as follows:

An act to amend and reenact §20-2-4, §20-2-5, §20-2-5a, §20-2-5g, §20-2-22a and §20-2-42w of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-5h, all relating to wildlife; disallowing elk to be possessed if struck by motor vehicle; requiring persons required to deliver wildlife to official checking station to electronically register wildlife; increasing fine for illegal taking of elk; prohibiting hunting wildlife with night vision technology, drone or other unmanned aircraft; clarifying when a person may carry certain firearms; permitting a person to carry firearm for self defense while in the woods; clarifying when a shotgun or rifle is unloaded; permitting hunting with crossbows during certain seasons and with certain limitations; establishing elk management area in Southern West Virginia; establishing elk damage fund; providing for criminal penalties for the illegal taking of elk; clarifying bear laws and Class Y permits; authorizing director to propose legislative rules; and making technical corrections. 

HB 2515 prohibits hunting with UAS.

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