Village of Kings Point, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Kings Point 1-25-2021 by L.L. No. 3-2021. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words shall, for the purposes of this chapter, have the meanings herein indicated:
DRONE
An unmanned aerial vehicle weighing not more than 55 pounds.
GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY
Any federal or state government, agency, department, or administration with jurisdiction to supersede this chapter.
MUNICIPALITY
A municipality, other than the Village, including the special districts of such municipality.
PRIVATE PROPERTY
Property not owned by the Village or municipality.
A. 
No person shall fly a drone at an altitude of less than 300 feet over any property owned by or leased to the Village without the permission of the Village.
B. 
No person shall fly a drone at an altitude of less than 300 feet over any property owned by or leased to a municipality without the permission of an owner or lessee of that property.
C. 
No person shall fly a drone at an altitude of less than 300 feet over private property without the permission of an owner or lessee of that property.
D. 
No person who owns a drone shall allow, permit, or tolerate another person to fly that drone in violation of Subsection A, B, or C of this section.
A. 
It shall be an affirmative defense that, at the time of the alleged offense, an owner or lessee of the property over which the drone was flown had given permission to the operator of the drone to fly over its property.
B. 
It shall be an affirmative defense that, at the time of the alleged offense, a governmental authority had granted the operator of the drone the right to fly over the property.
C. 
In the event that a court finds that a credible witness testifies that based upon such witness' observations, the drone was at an altitude of less than 300 feet, it shall be an affirmative defense that the drone was at an altitude of 300 feet or more.
If any part of this chapter is declared unenforceable or invalid, the remainder will continue to be valid and enforceable.