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SB 0006 - Felony Offense for Use of Drone to Deliver Contraband to or Photograph Any Correctional Facility
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Kay Kirkpatrick
Last Action: 7/1/2019 - Effective Date
Senate Committee: Public Safety
House Committee: Public Safety and Homeland Security
Assigned To:
Correctional Institutions/JailNext Bill
Debra NesbitNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Senate Bill 6 makes it unlawful for any person to intentionally use an unmanned aircraft system to deliver to an inmate weapons, liquor, drugs, telecommunications devices, or tobacco products without the authorization of the warden or superintendent or his or her designee. The bill also prohibits the intentional photographing or otherwise recorded images of a place of incarceration through the use of the unmanned aircraft system. There is a provision that allows a person to obtain the warden's or superintendent's authorization for photographing or recording as evidence of a noncriminal intent; however, the failure to receive the prior authorization does not suffice as evidence of a criminal intent. Persons who commit or attempt to commit a violation of this provision are guilty of a felony. Upon a conviction for attempting to deliver or for delivering contraband, the person is sentenced to imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 10 years. A conviction of a violation of the photography provision results in a sentence of imprisonment for not less than one but no more than five years. 

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