Securing Airspace For Emergency Responders Act (HR 6235, 115th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Date of Last Action
Aug 2 2018
Congressional Session
115th Congress
Date Introduced
Jun 26 2018
Publication Date
Sep 18 2018
Date Made Public
Jun 26 2018

SciPol Summary

The Securing Airspace for Emergency Responders Act (HR 6253) amends the US Criminal Code (specifically, chapter 2 of title 18 U.S.C), to prohibit the use of unmanned aircrafts over a wildfire, unless authorized by a relevant Federal agency personnel or an appropriate State or local government representative that is designated to approve such activities. Violators of this policy will be fined, imprisoned for at least one year, or both.

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