For the purposes of this section, an "unmanned aerial vehicle" means an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.
(a) A person is guilty of a misdemeanor who knowingly flies an unmanned aerial vehicle in the airspace over a state correctional facility or over the grounds belonging to or land controlled by the facility without the written consent of the commissioner of corrections or designee.
(b) A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the person violates paragraph (a) and uses the vehicle to:
(1) record images, including but not limited to video and photographs, of the correctional facility or its grounds; or
(2) introduce or attempt to introduce any items that are not contraband under section 243.55.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes