SB 18: "An Act relating to the use of unmanned aircraft systems while hunting."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 18 01 "An Act relating to the use of unmanned aircraft systems while hunting." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 16.05 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 16.05.784. Prohibition on the use of unmanned aircraft systems while 05 hunting. (a) A person may not use an unmanned aircraft system to scout for, track, or 06 otherwise aid in the hunting and taking of game. 07 (b) A person may not hunt a game bird, game animal, or fur-bearing animal 08 within 48 hours after 09 (1) flying an unmanned aircraft system in the area in which the person 10 is hunting; or 11 (2) communicating with another person who, within the same 48-hour 12 period, has flown an unmanned aircraft system in the area in which the person is 13 hunting. 14 (c) A person may not have any component of an unmanned aircraft system in 15 the person's possession on a day in which the person is in the field hunting.
01 (d) A violation of this section is a class A misdemeanor, punishable as 02 provided in AS 12.55. The court may order the forfeiture to the state of an unmanned 03 aircraft system and related equipment used in, or in aid of a violation of (a) or (b) of 04 this section, as provided under AS 16.05.195. 05 (e) In this section, "unmanned aircraft system" has the meaning given in 06 AS 18.65.909.