SENATE BILL No. 433

 

 

July 1, 2015, Introduced by Senators SCHMIDT and CASPERSON and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1945 PA 327, entitled

 

"Aeronautics code of the state of Michigan,"

 

by amending section 3 (MCL 259.3), as amended by 2002 PA 35.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 3. As used in this act:

 

     (a) "Balloon" means a lighter-than-air aircraft that is not

 

engine driven and that sustains flight through the use of either

 

gas buoyancy or an airborne heater.

 

     (b) "Commercial activity or operations" means an activity or

 

operation such as the sale of gasoline or oil, the soliciting or

 

engaging in charter flying or flight instruction, the provision of

 

providing shelter or the tie-down of an aircraft, the overhaul or

 

repair of an aircraft or of engines, or other activity or operation

 

that offers aeronautic facilities or services to the public.

 

     (c) "Commission" means the Michigan aeronautics commission.


 

     (d) "Dealer" means a person engaged in the business of

 

purchasing, selling, brokering, exchanging, or dealing in aircraft

 

parts or in aircraft of a type required to be registered.

 

     (e) "Decal plate" means that the distinctive tab, sticker,

 

decal, or plate issued by the commission with the registration

 

certificate for an aircraft.

 

     (f) "Department" means the state transportation department,

 

bureau of aeronautics.

 

     (g) "Director" means the deputy director of the department,

 

bureau of aeronautics who is the director of the Michigan

 

aeronautics commission.

 

     (h) "Drone" means an aircraft, or other flying device, that is

 

remotely controlled.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

 

     Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect

 

unless Senate Bill No. 432                                    

 

          of the 98th Legislature is enacted into law.