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Enacted Laws

SB 2065 - Prohibits the possession or use of unmanned aerial vehicles in state waters for purposes of fishing. View the Bill

HB 862 - Repeals the Hawaii Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site Advisory Board. View the Bill

SB 661 - Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to hire a Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site chief operating officer to, among other things, serve on the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range Complex management team. Establishes an advisory board to oversee and manage unmanned aerial systems test site operations. Appropriates funds to staff and operate Hawaii's unmanned aerial systems test site activities. View Bill

Active Legislation

HB 1381 - Prohibits police departments from acquiring certain military equipment, including weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. View the Bill 

HB 910 - Repeals the Hawaii Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site Advisory Board. View the Bill

HB 448 - Adds the improper use of unmanned aircraft systems to the criminal offenses of violation of privacy in the first degree and in the second degree. View the Bill

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SB 680 - Adds the improper use of unmanned aircraft systems to the criminal offenses of violation of privacy in the first degree and in the second degree. View the Bill

SB 1064 - Repeals the Hawaii Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site Advisory Board. View the Bill

SB 30 - Prohibits police departments from acquiring certain types of military equipment, including weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. View the Bill

SB 2239 – Prohibits police departments from acquiring certain types of military equipment, including weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. View the Bill

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Previously Introduced Legislation (2015)

HB 609 - Restricts the use, navigation, or piloting of unmanned aircraft systems. Creates criminal penalties and civil remedies. View Bill 

HB 636 - Specifies that the purpose of the aerospace advisory committee includes tracking drone development and use. Requires the committee to appoint a drone regulation temporary working group to study and report to the legislature on recommended legislation. Makes an appropriation. View Bill

HB 637 - Amend the offenses of violation of privacy in the first and second degrees to specifically address the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or "drones" in the commission of these offenses. View Bill

HCR 196 - Requesting the State department of transportation to convene a drone policy task force and recommend a statewide policy for unmanned aircraft that protects privacy and allows the use of unmanned aircraft systems for public and private applications. View Bill

HR 133 - Requesting the State department of transportation to convene a drone policy task force and recommend a statewide policy for unmanned aircraft that protects privacy and allows the use of unmanned aircraft systems for public and private applications. View Bill

SB 579 - Authorizes the use of unmanned aircraft systems by private, commercial, and law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance. Requires all law enforcement agencies using unmanned aircraft systems to report on their activities relating to unmanned aircrafts. View Bill

SB 1329 - An act relating to searches and seizures; creating the “Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act”; defining the terms “unmanned aircraft system” and “law enforcement agency”; prohibiting a law enforcement agency, person, entity, state or local public agency from using an unmanned aircraft system to gather evidence or other information; providing exceptions; authorizing an aggrieved party to initiate a civil action in order to prevent or remedy a violation of the act; prohibiting a law enforcement agency from using in any court of law in this state evidence obtained or collected in violation of the act; providing an effective date. View Bill