February 22, 2013





SENATE RESOLUTION No. 27




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to establish the interim study committee on the use of aircraft to study the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.



Tomes, Waltz




    February 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.
    February 21, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.








February 22, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


SENATE RESOLUTION No. 27



MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

        A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to establish the interim study committee on the use of aircraft to study the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Whereas, With the development of new technological advances, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, is increasing;

    Whereas, Common applications for unmanned aircraft are numerous, including spreading pesticide on fields, delivering medical supplies in remote areas, or monitoring hundreds of miles of oil pipelines for leaks and borders for security; and

    Whereas, Although many worthwhile uses exist for unmanned aerial vehicles, there are also public safety concerns associated with their use, as well as a danger that the use of these vehicles could infringe on the privacy of the citizens of our state: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the legislative council is urged to establish the interim study committee on the use of aircraft to study the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
    SECTION 2. That the committee, if established, shall have the following members:
        (1) The chairperson of the committee and one (1) additional individual, both appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate from among the members of the general assembly.
        (2) Two (2) members of the general assembly appointed by the minority leader of the senate.
        (3) Two (2) members of the general assembly appointed by the

speaker of the house of representatives.
        (4) Two (2) members of the general assembly appointed by the minority leader of the senate.
        (5) One (1) individual who is not a member of the general assembly appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate.
        (6) One (1) individual who is not a member of the general assembly appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
        (7) One (1) individual who is not a member of the general assembly appointed by the governor.
    SECTION 3. That the committee, if established, shall operate under the direction of the legislative council, and that the committee shall issue a final report when directed to do so by the council.