Unmanned aircraft systems; used by law-enforcement officers, persons sought for arrest. (SB1507)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of unmanned aircraft systems by law-enforcement officers; persons sought for arrest. Provides that a law-enforcement officer may deploy an unmanned aircraft system (i) to aerially survey a primary residence of the subject of the arrest warrant to formulate a plan to execute an existing arrest warrant or capias for a felony offense or (ii) to locate a person sought for arrest when such person has fled from a law-enforcement officer and a law-enforcement officer remains in hot pursuit of such person. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101909D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Committee substitute printed 19105749D-S1
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105749D-S1
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1507S1
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/18/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed House (59-Y 40-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1507ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 781 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 781 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0781)