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.)