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


Drones in the news

October 2018 - Drones provide awe-inspiring perspective on highways, projects, landscapes



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)

13-1503 Criminal Trespass in the second degree

13-1504 Criminal Trespass in the first degree

13-2908 Criminal nuisance

13-2917 Public nuisance

13-2921 Harassment

13-2923 Stalking



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.

Bill History


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


Proposal would limit drone usage in Arizona

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.

HB 2538


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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