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Enacted Laws

HB 974 - Creates the “Mississippi Unmanned Aircraft Systems Protection Act of 2021.” Provides that a person commits the offense of unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system when collecting certain information without receiving written consent from a correctional facility or critical infrastructure site or when delivering contraband using a drone. View the Bill

SB 2022 - Chapter 489 - Voyeurism; prohibit lewd surreptitious viewing and photography. View the Bill

Active Legislation

SB 2797 - Provides that a person commits the offense of unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system when collecting certain information without receiving written consent from a correctional facility or critical infrastructure site or when delivering contraband using a drone. View the Bill

SB 2381 - Regulates the use of drone near and above correctional facilities and prohibits the use of a drone to introduce contraband into or on the ground of a correctional facilities. View the Bill

SB 2262 - Provides for criminal use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); provides causes of action in tort for unlawful use of UAS; preempts local governments from regulating the operation of nonrecreational unmanned aircraft systems. View the Bill

HB 291 - Provides that a person commits the offense of unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system when collecting certain information without receiving written consent from a correctional facility or critical infrastructure site or when delivering contraband using a drone. View the Bill

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Previously Introduced Legislation (2020)

SB 2160 - This bill seeks to regulate the use of drones near and above correction facilities. View the Bill

SB 2282 - This bill would regulate the use of unmanned aircraft systems. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2019)

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HB 1511 - Unlawful for a person to use an unmanned aircraft system to conduct surveillance of, gather evidence or collect information about, or photographically or electronically record a correctional facility. View the Bill

SB 2262 - Regulates use of drones near and above correctional facilities. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2018)

HB 1142 - An act to provide that it shall be unlawful for a person to use an unmanned aircraft system to conduct surveillance of, gather evidence or collect information about, or photographically or electronically record a correctional facility. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2016)

HB 1220 - An act to prohibit the governing authorities of counties and municipalities from restricting and regulating the use of unmanned aircraft systems. View the Bill

SB 2485 - An act to regulate use of drones near and above correctional facilities; to provide definitions; to prohibit any person from using a drone to introduce contraband into or on the grounds of a correctional facility; to enact exceptions; to provide penalties for violations of this act; and for related purposes. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2015)

HB 347 - An act to regulate use of drones; to provide definitions; to prohibit any person from using a drone to capture unauthorized images; to provide exemptions for certain images that are captured; to provide penalties for violations of this act; and for related purposes. View the Bill 

HB 719 - An act to amend section 49-7-147, Mississippi code of 1972, to prohibit the use of unmanned systems to conduct video surveillance of or to interfere with a person engaged in lawful hunting or fishing activities; and for related purposes. View the Bill

HB 1260 - An act to provide that causing an unmanned aircraft system to enter the lands of another without permission constitutes a trespass, and that reproducing the image of another using an unmanned aircraft system can constitute an invasion of privacy; and for related purposes. View the Bill

Previously Introduced Legislation (2016)

HB 582 - An act to create the "Drone regulation act"; to provide definitions for such act; to regulate the use of drones in the capturing of images; and for related purposes. View the Bill

HB 1282 - An act to create the "Drone prohibition near or above state and private correctional facilities act"; to regulate the use of drones near and above correctional facilities; to provide certain definitions; to prohibit any person from using a drone to introduce contraband into or on the grounds of a correctional facility; to provide penalties for violations of this act; and for related purposes. View the Bill