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Unlawfully Aiming Laser Device At Aircraft

Concerning criminalizing unlawfully pointing a laser device at an aircraft.
2023 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The act creates the offense of unlawfully aiming a laser device at an aircraft (offense), which is a class 6 felony. A person commits the offense when the person knowingly points, focuses, or aims a laser device at an aircraft while the aircraft is occupied and the incident is reported to law enforcement by the pilot or crew member of the impacted aircraft.

The act provides exemptions for a person who points a laser device at an aircraft under certain circumstances.

APPROVED by Governor March 23, 2023

EFFECTIVE July 1, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/23/2023 Signed Act PDF
    03/13/2023 Final Act PDF
    03/07/2023 Rerevised PDF
    03/06/2023 Revised PDF
    02/22/2023 Reengrossed PDF
    02/21/2023 Engrossed PDF
    01/30/2023 Introduced PDF

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