Allows drone flight without a permit on only two State Parks – the San Angelo State Park, and Martin Dies Jr. All other State Parks will require a filming permit issues by park authorities.
Prohibits the flight of drones over critical infrastructure facilities below 400 feet above ground level. Violation of this rule is considered a Class B misdemeanor.
Critical facilities include—but are not limited to—power plants, hospitals, military installations, water treatment plants, oil and gas facilities, and courthouses, etc.
Declares the operations of drones over certain sports venues, critical infrastructures, and correctional and detention facilities without permission to be a criminal offense.
Prohibits local governments from controlling UAS regulations except during special events such as festivals and other legal gatherings.
Prohibits the use of drones to count, hunt, photography, capture, relocate, or take wildlife and exotic animals. Exceptions apply to drone pilots who have an official Aerial Management Permit (AMP) or a written landowner authorization.