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AB-2320 Unmanned aircraft systems.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
Calderon (A) , Low (A)
Unmanned aircraft systems.
An act to amend Sections 273.6, 402, 646.9, and 4573.5 of, and to add Section 290.97 to, the Penal 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.
08/31/16 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/24/16 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 6194.).
08/19/16 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 21 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/18/16 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 5119.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2320 without my signature.

This bill prohibits the operation of a drone in a manner that violates a protective order, constitutes stalking, interferes with emergency response personnel, or facilitates delivery of contraband into a jail or prison. The bill also allows a court to bar a registered sex offender from operating a drone.

Current law is sufficient to prosecute the violations referenced in this bill. There is no need to add special reference to drones in multiple places in the penal code.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.