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Subdivision 1.Definition.

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.

Subd. 2.Crimes.

(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.


2020 c 110 s 5

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