§44. Unmanned aerial systems; operation
A. Unmanned aerial systems may operate in agricultural commercial operations in
accordance with this Chapter and the rules and regulations established by the commissioner,
except as prohibited by federal law.
B.(1) Private landowners engaged in agricultural commercial operations on their
private property may use unmanned aerial systems within the geographical confines of their
(2) Producers, tenants, lessees, university researchers, or other contracted or hired
personnel working on private property who are engaged in agricultural commercial
operations may use unmanned aerial systems within the geographical confines of the
property, only with written permission of the landowner or entity controlling the agricultural
commercial use of the property.
(3) Data obtained through the use of an unmanned aerial system shall be used solely
in the course of conducting a generally accepted agricultural commercial operation, or in
conjunction with an agricultural research, extension program, or initiative conducted by a
Louisiana public postsecondary educational institution.
(4) All data obtained through the use of an unmanned aerial system shall remain the
property of the legal owner of the property where the data was collected, unless written
approval is given by the property owner for other uses. Public universities conducting
or shared ownership of the data.
Acts 2015, No. 166, §1, eff. June 23, 2015.