H.R.1138 - Wildfire Airspace Protection Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] (Introduced 02/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1138 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/16/2017)
Wildfire Airspace Protection Act of 2017
This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly or recklessly operate an unmanned aircraft that interferes with a wildfire suppression, law enforcement, or emergency response effort.
It imposes criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both—on a violator.
The prohibition does not apply to the operation of an unmanned aircraft by the government to protect public safety and welfare, including firefighting, law enforcement, or emergency response efforts.