September 10, 2015, Introduced by Senators BOOHER, PROOS, HANSEN, KNEZEK, SCHUITMAKER and HORN and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
A bill to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled
"Corrections code of 1953,"
(MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 69b.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 69b. (1) A person who is operating an unmanned aerial
vehicle shall not fly the aircraft or device within 1,000 feet of
any correctional facility in this state.
(2) This section does not apply to a law enforcement agency
operating an unmanned aerial vehicle under Federal Aviation
(3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony
punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of
not more than $2,000.00, or both.
(4) As used in this section:
(a) "Correctional facility" includes a facility or institution
that is maintained and operated by the department of corrections
and a facility or institution operated by a private entity under
section 20i of the corrections code of 1953, 1953 PA 232, MCL
(b) "Law enforcement agency" means the department of state
police, the department of natural resources, or a law enforcement
agency of a county, township, city, or village that is responsible
for the prevention and detection of crime and enforcement of the
criminal laws of this state.
(c) "Unmanned aerial vehicle" means an unmanned vehicle or
device that uses aerodynamic forces to achieve flight and is
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.