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.




     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.