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Enacted Laws

SB 600 - Prohibits a law enforcement agency from receiving certain equipment, including weaponized drones, from a federal surplus military equipment program. View the Bill

HB 670 - Prohibits law enforcement agencies from receiving certain items, including armored or weaponized drones, whether assembled or in parts, from a surplus program. View the Bill

SB 370 - Providing that only the State may enact a law or take other action to prohibit, restrict, or regulate the testing or operation of unmanned aircraft systems; preempting specified county and municipal authority and proving that specified laws or ordinances are superseded; specifying that federal preemption is not affected by the Act; requiring the Department of Business and Economic Development, in consultation with the University of Maryland and other interested parties, to study specified ... View the Bill

Active Legislation

HB 696 - Provides that an individual may not intentionally ignite or discharge consumer fireworks at or from an unmanned aircraft system. View the Bill

SB 599 - Prohibits certain law enforcement agencies from receiving certain equipment from a federal military surplus program, including armored or weaponized drones. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2020)

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HB 1203 - This bill would establish the Workgroup to Study the Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Within State and Local Government Fire Safety Operations. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2018)

HB 1814 - Establishes the Task Force to Study the Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems within state and local government public safety operations. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2017)

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HB 1229 - Prohibiting, except under specified circumstances, a person from using a specified unmanned aircraft system within 1,000 feet of a correctional facility; and establishing penalties for a violation of the Act of up to 4 years imprisonment or a maximum fine of $2,000 or both. View the Bill

SB 1105 - Prohibiting, except under specified circumstances, a person from using  specified unmanned aircraft system within 1000 feet of a correctional facility; and establishing penalties for a violation of the Act of up to 4 years imprisonment or maximum fine of $2000 or both. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2016)

HB 351 - Requiring the use of a drone by an agent of the State or a political subdivision of the State to fully comply with all specified applicable federal requirements and guidelines; prohibiting an agent of the State or a political subdivision of the State from operating a drone for the purpose of receiving or disclosing information acquired through the operation of a drone except in specified circumstances; providing exceptions to the prohibition against the user of specified drones and the acquisition and disclosure of specified information; etc. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2015)

HB 620 - Prohibiting, except under specified circumstances, a person from using a specified unmanned aircraft system to intentionally conduct surveillance of, gather evidence or collect information about, or photographically or electronically record a specified individual or property; and providing penalties for a violation of the Act of up to 1 year in prison or a fine of up to $2,500 or both View the Bill