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 Bill Status of SB2849  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  UNMANNED AIRCRAFT REGULATION

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Linda Holmes

House Sponsors
(Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
620 ILCS 5/42.1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Aeronautics Act. Allows a unit of local government to adopt reasonable rules related to the use of the first 150 feet of airspace that is above ground level of public property owned or controlled by that unit of local government. Establishes that a unit of local government may only adopt rules for publicly owned or controlled property that is intended or permitted to be used for recreational or conservation purposes, including, but not limited to, parks, playgrounds, aquatic facilities, wildlife areas, or other recreational facilities. Provides that reasonable rules adopted by a unit of local government shall not supersede any administrative rules adopted by the Department of Transportation. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Aeronautics Act. In provisions concerning the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems, provides that nothing in those provisions shall be construed to deny a unit of local government the right to adopt reasonable rules related to the use by a private party of airspace that is above ground level of public property owned or controlled by that unit of local government. Provides that the provisions apply to publicly owned or controlled property that is intended or permitted to be used for recreational or conservation purposes, including, but not limited to, parks, playgrounds, aquatic facilities, wildlife areas, or other recreational facilities. Provides that reasonable rules adopted pursuant to the provisions do not supersede any administrative rules adopted by the Department of Transportation or any federal laws, rules, or regulations. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/19/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  1/19/2024SenateFirst Reading
  1/19/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/31/2024SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/6/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/15/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/15/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/20/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/6/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/7/2024SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 010-000-000
  3/7/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 12, 2024
  3/14/2024SenateSecond Reading
  3/14/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 20, 2024
  4/9/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-003-000
  4/10/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
  4/11/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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