Drone Legislation Hawaii

Hawaii – SB 783


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Ban on Surveillance by Drones


Representatives Slom, Ruderman, Solomon


Makes it unlawful to “disclose or receive information about any person acquired through the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle” without written consent. UAS must comply with all FAA requirements. All purchases of UAS must be approved by the state’s department of transportation.

Definition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle would include MA.

Tracking Site:   http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/



Recommended Action

Contact sponsor/leadership with request to include MA exclusion…
“Model Aircraft as defined in the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 [PL 112-95, Sec. 336(c)] are excluded from the provisions of this Bill/Statute”

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