Lovell 7980


Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 9--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §29-2B-1, §29-2B-2, §29-2B-3, §29-2B-4, §29-2B-5, §29-2B-6, §29-2B-7 and §29-2B-8, all relating to regulation of unmanned aircraft systems; requiring compliance with federal laws and regulations relating to such systems; defining terms; creating criminal offenses for certain conduct using an unmanned aircraft system and setting penalties therefor; regulating law-enforcement use of unmanned aircraft systems; limiting uses by law-enforcement of unmanned aircraft systems; requiring search warrants to be obtained before unmanned aircraft systems may be used in criminal investigations and creating exemptions thereto; requiring documentation of law-enforcement flights of unmanned aircraft systems and maintenance of records; exempting images obtained pursuant to law-enforcement action from application of the Freedom of Information Act; precluding admissibility in civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings of images or the evidence obtained in violation of the provisions of this article; requiring the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission, in consultation with the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Bureau for Professional Standards and the Law-Enforcement Professional Standards Subcommittee of the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, to propose legislative rules and authorize the promulgation of emergency rules; and specifically directing and authorizing the proposal and promulgation of certain rules.