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SB 142 - An Act to Add Section 1708.83 to the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Civil Law.

Civil law: unmanned aerial vehicles. 2015-2016 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing federal law, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, provides for the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, into the national airspace system by September 30, 2015. Existing federal law requires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to develop and implement operational and certification requirements for the operation of public… More
Existing federal law, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, provides for the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, into the national airspace system by September 30, 2015. Existing federal law requires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to develop and implement operational and certification requirements for the operation of public unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system by December 31, 2015.

Existing law deems the detriment caused by wrongful occupation of real property to be the value of the use of the property for the time of the wrongful occupation, the reasonable cost of repair or restoration of the property, and the costs of recovering the possession.

This bill would extend liability for wrongful occupation of real property and damages to a person who operates an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system, as defined, less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property, without the express permission of the person or entity with the legal authority to grant access or without legal authority. Hide
 
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 27, 2015.

voted YES: 21 voted NO: 12
7 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 1708.83 to the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Civil Law.

SB 142 — 2015-2016 Legislature

Summary
Existing federal law, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, provides for the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, into the national airspace system by September 30, 2015. Existing federal law requires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to develop and implement operational and certification requirements for the operation of public unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system by December 31, 2015.

Existing law deems the detriment caused by wrongful occupation of real property to be the value of the use of the property for the time of the wrongful occupation, the reasonable cost of repair or restoration of the property, and the costs of recovering the possession.

This bill would extend liability for wrongful occupation of real property and damages to a person who operates an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system, as defined, less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property, without the express permission of the person or entity with the legal authority to grant access or without legal authority.
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Title
An Act to Add Section 1708.83 to the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Civil Law.
Author(s)
Hannah-Beth Jackson
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Civil law: unmanned aerial vehicles
Major Actions
Introduced1/26/2015
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary4/07/2015
Passed Senate5/04/2015
Passed Assembly Committee on Special Committee on Water7/07/2015
Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary7/14/2015
Passed Assembly8/24/2015
Passed Senate8/27/2015
Presented to the governor (enrolled)8/28/2015
Vetoed by Governor9/09/2015
Vetoed by Governor9/09/2015
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass as amended4/07/2015This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
5 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB142 Jackson5/04/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
24 voted YES 9 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Special Committee on WaterDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Judiciary]7/07/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Special Committee on Water
11 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass.7/14/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
9 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 142 Jackson Senate Third Reading By GATTO8/24/2015This bill PASSED the Assembly
56 voted YES 13 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB142 Jackson Concurrence8/27/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
21 voted YES 12 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/26/2015
1/26/2015Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
1/27/2015From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 26.
2/05/2015Referred to Com. on JUD.
3/25/2015Set for hearing April 7.
select this voteVote4/07/2015Do pass as amended
4/13/2015From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 1. Page 525.) (April 7).
4/14/2015Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
5/04/2015Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 24. Noes 9. Page 882.) Ordered to the Assembly.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/04/2015Senate 3rd Reading SB142 Jackson
5/05/2015In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
5/22/2015Referred to Coms. on P. & C.P. and JUD.
6/03/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.
6/04/2015June 9 hearing postponed by committee.
6/30/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.
select this voteVote7/07/2015Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Judiciary]
7/08/2015From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (July 7). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
select this voteVote7/14/2015Do pass.
7/14/2015From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 9. Noes 1.) (July 14).
7/15/2015Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
8/24/2015Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 56. Noes 13. Page 2570.) Ordered to the Senate.
8/24/2015In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/24/2015SB 142 Jackson Senate Third Reading By GATTO
8/27/2015Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 21. Noes 12. Page 2195.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/27/2015Unfinished Business SB142 Jackson Concurrence
8/28/2015Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:45 p.m.
Vetoed9/09/2015Vetoed by the Governor.
9/09/2015In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
4/20/2016Last day to consider Governors veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

6.9 times as much
$40,800
$1,120,519
$20,800
$0
$1,182,119
$0
$51,067
$97,943
$22,800
$171,810
4 Organizations Support and 9 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Add Section 1708.83 to the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Civil Law.: Unfinished Business SB142 Jackson Concurrence

4 organizations support this bill

American Chemistry Council
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Police Chiefs Association
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
City of Camarillo
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

9 organizations oppose this bill

Academy of Model Aeronautics
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Chamber of Commerce
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Consumer Electronics Association
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
csac excess insurance authority
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
DJI Technologies
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
GoPro
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Small UAV Coalition
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
TechNet
(2015, August 26). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Benjamin AllenDCA-26$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-38$26,900$7,000
Patricia C. BatesRCA-36$0$0
Jim BeallDCA-15$50,097$9,000
Tom BerryhillRCA-8$33,400$12,300
Marty BlockDCA-39$56,872$1,000
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$30,050$7,900
Jean FullerRCA-16$14,000$4,000
Ted GainesRCA-1$12,525$7,400
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$70,817$8,025
Steven M. GlazerDCA-7$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-35$61,150$10,900
Loni HancockDCA-9$20,805$5,400
Ed HernandezDCA-22$64,427$6,000
Robert M. HertzbergDCA-18$0$0
Jerry HillDCA-13$54,700$18,543
Ben HuesoDCA-40$24,500$3,542
Bob HuffRCA-29$65,450$22,900
Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$30,400$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-33$43,700$6,400
Mark LenoDCA-11$32,199$1,900
Connie M. LeyvaDCA-20$0$0
Carol LiuDCA-25$32,445$0
Mike McGuireDCA-2$0$0
Tony MendozaDCA-32$31,486$2,000
Holly J. MitchellDCA-30$25,731$5,500
Bill MonningDCA-17$42,772$1,000
John M. W. MoorlachRCA-37$0$0
Mike MorrellRCA-23$9,999$2,000
Janet NguyenRCA-34$0$0
Jim NielsenRCA-4$49,900$4,000
Richard PanDCA-6$62,358$2,000
Fran PavleyDCA-27$58,550$4,500
Richard D. RothDCA-31$34,700$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-21$9,305$0
Jeff StoneRCA-28$0$0
Andy VidakRCA-14$0$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-10$50,900$5,700
Lois WolkDCA-3$27,600$5,400
Kevin de LeonDCA-24$54,382$7,500

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Benjamin AllenDCA-26$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-38$26,900$7,000
Patricia C. BatesRCA-36$0$0
Jim BeallDCA-15$50,097$9,000
Tom BerryhillRCA-8$33,400$12,300
Marty BlockDCA-39$56,872$1,000
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$30,050$7,900
Jean FullerRCA-16$14,000$4,000
Ted GainesRCA-1$12,525$7,400
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$70,817$8,025
Steven M. GlazerDCA-7$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-35$61,150$10,900
Loni HancockDCA-9$20,805$5,400
Ed HernandezDCA-22$64,427$6,000
Robert M. HertzbergDCA-18$0$0
Jerry HillDCA-13$54,700$18,543
Ben HuesoDCA-40$24,500$3,542
Bob HuffRCA-29$65,450$22,900
Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$30,400$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-33$43,700$6,400
Mark LenoDCA-11$32,199$1,900
Connie M. LeyvaDCA-20$0$0
Carol LiuDCA-25$32,445$0
Mike McGuireDCA-2$0$0
Tony MendozaDCA-32$31,486$2,000
Holly J. MitchellDCA-30$25,731$5,500
Bill MonningDCA-17$42,772$1,000
John M. W. MoorlachRCA-37$0$0
Mike MorrellRCA-23$9,999$2,000
Janet NguyenRCA-34$0$0
Jim NielsenRCA-4$49,900$4,000
Richard PanDCA-6$62,358$2,000
Fran PavleyDCA-27$58,550$4,500
Richard D. RothDCA-31$34,700$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-21$9,305$0
Jeff StoneRCA-28$0$0
Andy VidakRCA-14$0$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-10$50,900$5,700
Lois WolkDCA-3$27,600$5,400
Kevin de LeonDCA-24$54,382$7,500

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,120,519
Chemicals$40,800
Municipal & county government organizations$20,800
Human rights$0

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Electronics manufacturing & services$97,943
Chambers of commerce$51,067
Computer manufacture & services$22,800
Toys$0
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