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Full Text of SB3291  100th General Assembly


Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.

Filed: 3/12/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3291 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Aeronautics Act is amended by
5adding Section 42.1 as follows:
6    (620 ILCS 5/42.1 new)
7    Sec. 42.1. Regulation of unmanned aircraft systems.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9    "Unmanned aircraft" means a device used or intended to be
10used for flight in the air that is operated without the
11possibility of direct human intervention within or on the
13    "Unmanned aircraft system" means an unmanned aircraft and
14its associated elements, including communication links and the
15components that control the unmanned aircraft, that are
16required for the safe and efficient operation of the unmanned



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1aircraft in the national airspace system.
2    (b) To the extent that State-level oversight does not
3conflict with federal laws, rules, or regulations, the
4regulation of an unmanned aircraft system is an exclusive power
5and function of the State. No unit of local government,
6including home rule unit, may enact an ordinance or resolution
7to regulate unmanned aircraft systems. This Section is a denial
8and limitation of home rule powers and functions under
9subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois
10Constitution. This Section does not apply to any local
11ordinance enacted by a municipality of more than 1,000,000
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.".