.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3467, the second engrossment, as follows:
Page 180, after line 24, insert:
Sec. 4. [609.5001] INTERFERING WITH PUBLIC SAFETY HELICOPTERS;
1.4UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES.
1.5 Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms in this
1.6subdivision have the meanings given them.
1.7(b) "Public safety helicopter" is a helicopter operated by a law enforcement agency,
1.8fire department, or emergency medical service provider.
1.9(c) "Unmanned aerial vehicle" means a powered, aerial vehicle that:
1.10(1) does not carry a human operator;
1.11(2) can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely;
1.12(3) uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift;
1.13(4) can be expendable or recoverable; and
1.14(5) can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload.
1.15 Subd. 2. Crime. Whoever knowingly operates an unmanned aerial vehicle within
1.16one mile of a public safety helicopter during operations is guilty of a crime and shall
1.17be punished as provided in subdivision 3.
1.18 Subd. 3. Penalty. (a) A person who violates subdivision 2 is guilty of a misdemeanor.
1.19(b) A person who violates subdivision 2 a second or subsequent time is guilty of a
1.21 Subd. 4. Exception. A person does not violate subdivision 2 if the person receives
1.22permission to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle within one mile of a public safety
1.23helicopter during operations from the law enforcement agency, fire department, or
1.24emergency medical service provider operating the public safety helicopter.
Renumber the sections in sequence
Amend the title as follows:
Page 1, line 36, after the semicolon, insert "prohibiting the use of unmanned vehicles
near public safety helicopters;"
Correct the title numbers accordingly