Ordinance 71813

Regulating the Commercial Use of Private Drones

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An ordinance adding to Chapter 15 of the City of St. Louis Revised Code of Ordinances, a new subsection, Chapter 15.190, to regulate the commercial use of drones and impose community-based safety regulations and restrictions on the operation of drones and other UAs that do not preempt federal aviation rules or state law; including a severability clause and emergency clause.


Session: 2023-2024

Board Bill Number: 199

Primary Sponsors: Alisha Sonnier

Effective: 03/26/2024

Legislative History

Legislative activities and outcomes for this board bill. Learn more about what these activities mean.

  • 01/12/2024

    First Reading

    Bill text was introduced (119.85 KB PDF).

  • 01/12/2024

    Referred to a Committee

    The bill was assigned to the Public Safety Committee.

  • 02/15/2024

    Committee Hearing

    The bill was held in committee during the Public Safety Committee hearing.

  • 02/22/2024

    Committee Hearing

    The bill was passed out of committee with a recommendation of do pass during the Public Safety Committee hearing.

    The bill text was changed:

  • 02/23/2024

    Second Reading

  • 03/01/2024


    The bill was passed.

  • 03/08/2024


    The bill was engrossed during the Engrossment, Rules, Resolutions and Credentials Committee.

  • 03/08/2024

    Third Reading

    The bill was passed.

  • 03/08/2024

    Delivered to Mayor

  • 03/26/2024

    Mayor Returns Bill

    The bill was approved.

  • 03/26/2024

    Delivered to Register

  • 03/28/2024

    Register Returns Notice with Ordinance Number

    Register returns ordinance number 71813. Effective date is 03/26/2024


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