Paradise Valley - UAV Ordinance
Phoenix - UAS Ordinance
Mesa - Park Ordinance
Scottsdale - UAS Ordinance
Drones banned at county parks in Pima County, Arizona
Phoenix Sky Harbor - Drone Page (excerpt below)
Download the AZ hunting regulations below that prohibit drone assisted hunting
Other laws that could be used ....
13-1424 Voyeurism (mentions a device but does not define it so UAS could be a device)
13-1502 Criminal Trespass in the third degree ("Entry" means the intrusion of any part of any instrument or any part of a person's body inside the external boundaries of a structure or unit of real property. - see definitions as a UAS could be an instrument)
Title 28 of the A.R.S. Chapter 25 deals with Aviation
"Aircraft" includes a balloon, airplane, amphibian and craft used for navigation through the air.
Where just the name of the bill or resolution is hyperlinked in black that means that it is not yet law!
Note that bills that are now law are changed to blue font
In 2013 the State of Arizona tried to pass House Bill (HB) 2574 to amend Title 13, Chapter 30, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 13-3007 relating to drone surveillance.
SB 1449 - signed into law - May 12, 2016 - prohibits certain operation of UAS, including operation in violation of FAA regulations and operation that interferes with first responders. The law prohibits operating near, or using UAS to take images of, a critical facility. It also preempts any locality from regulating UAS.
On January 20, 2016, Arizona introduced House Bill (HB) 2073
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