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AB-2148 Unmanned aircraft systems: operation or use within or over state-managed lands or waters.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
Holden (A)
Unmanned aircraft systems: operation or use within or over state-managed lands or waters.
An act to amend Section 3003.5 of, and to add Sections 1746 and 2001.5 to, the Fish and Game Code, and to add Article 4 (commencing with Section 5085) to Chapter 1.2 of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, relating to unmanned aircraft systems.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/29/16 Vetoed by Governor.
09/08/16 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/30/16 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 22. Page 6438.).
08/25/16 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 28 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/23/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 26. Noes 13. Page 5314.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2148 without my signature.

This bill prohibits the operation of a drone over lands managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation or the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

These departments have authority to promulgate regulations regarding drone use within their respective jurisdictions. In fact, the Department of Parks and Recreation is in the process of developing a regulatory approach to this issue.

I am directing both departments to explore how best to address the concerns raised by this bill.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.