Summary: H.R.1138 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1138. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.