S 176 - A bill to make it unlawful to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle within a certain distance of a Department of Corrections facility without written consent, and to provide penalties for the violation. View the Bill
H 4542 - Prohibits a state or local law enforcement agency from acquiring or purchasing certain military items including weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. View the Bill
H 3596 - Prohibits the surveillance of farmland, timberland, fields, or other certain land by a state or local law enforcement agency through the use of surveillance equipment, including unmanned aerial vehicles, without first obtaining a warrant or the property owner’s permission. View the Bill
Previously Introduced Legislation (2020)
S. 992 - Prohibits a person from wilfully causing or allowing certain aerial vehicles, including an unmanned aerial vehicle, that is equipped with a camera or recording device to enter upon or above the farm of another without consent of the owner; misdemeanor offense. View the Bill
S 1139 - This bill would prohibit the operation of unmanned aircraft systems in close proximity to critical infrastructure, while under the influence or alcohol or drugs, or an a manner that endangers another’s life or property. Also provides that flying an unmanned aircraft system within a distance of a person or location that would violate an existing restraining order constitutes a violation of that restraining order. View the Bill
Previously Introduced Legislation (2019)
H 3593 - Prohibits certain persons to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle in certain areas. View the Bill
S 180 - To provide that it is unlawful to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle within a certain distance of a federal military installation. View the Bill
S 838 - A bill to amend Section 50-25-1320, code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to restrictions on Lake William C. Bowen, so as to provide certain restrictions on drone surveillance on the lake. View the Bill
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Previously Introduced Legislation (2017)
H 3265 - A bill to provide that a law enforcement agency may not operate an unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with firearms intended to inflict deadly force upon individuals or property; to provide that this provision does not apply to the operation of a vehicle equipped with firearms intended to detonate and dispose of explosives; and to provide a penalty. View the Bill
S 109 - A bill that makes it unlawful to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle within a certain distance of a state or federal military installation and to provide penalties for the violation. View the Bill
Previously Introduced Legislation (2016)
H 4421 - Unlawful to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle, an unpiloted aerial vehicle, or a remotely piloted aerial vehicle in an illegal airspace; to provide that the owner of these vehicles must register them with the Aeronautics Commission, and to provide penalties. View the Bill
H 4425 - Unlawful for a person to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle armed with a weapon. View the Bill
Previously Introduced Legislation (2015)
S 498 - A bill to amend article 7, chapter 11, title 16 of the 1976 code, relating to trespasses and unlawful use of land of others, by adding section 16-11-605, to provide that it is unlawful to wilfully cause or allow certain aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, to enter upon or above the land of another, to provide exemptions, and to provide for penalties for violations; to amend chapter 13, title 17, relating to arrest, process, searches, and seizures, by adding section 17-13-180, to provide that law enforcement agencies may not use certain ... View the Bill
H 3510 - A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-13-180 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF A PUBLIC UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM AND THE DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACQUIRED THROUGH THE OPERATION OF A PUBLIC UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS. View the Bill