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A00452 Summary:

BILL NOA00452
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRodriguez
 
COSPNSRMorelle
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Directs a study and report on the testing and operation of autonomous vehicles on public highways and directs the commissioner of the department of transportation to take action to support such testing and operation.
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A00452 Actions:

BILL NOA00452
 
01/09/2017referred to transportation
01/03/2018referred to transportation
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A00452 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           452
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RODRIGUEZ  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to direct a study and report on  the  testing  and  operation  of
          autonomous vehicles on public highways
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Autonomous vehicle committee. (a) There is  hereby  created
     2  the  autonomous  vehicle committee which shall guide the enactment of an
     3  autonomous vehicle study to assess  the  future  of  autonomous  vehicle
     4  technology.  For purposes of this act, "autonomous vehicle" shall mean a
     5  motor vehicle that has the capability to drive the vehicle  without  the
     6  active control or monitoring of a human operator.
     7    (b)  The  autonomous vehicle committee shall consist of at least eight
     8  members:
     9    (1) The executive deputy commissioner of the department of motor vehi-
    10  cles, or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair;
    11    (2) A representative of the autonomous vehicle industry who  shall  be
    12  appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
    13    (3)  A representative of highway user groups who shall be appointed by
    14  the governor;
    15    (4) A representative of regional transportation agencies who shall  be
    16  appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
    17    (5)  The chair of the assembly transportation committee, or his or her
    18  designee;
    19    (6) The chair of the senate transportation committee, or  his  or  her
    20  designee;
    21    (7)  A representative of the civic community who shall be appointed by
    22  the governor;
    23    (8) A representative of transit advocates who shall  be  appointed  by
    24  the governor; and
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1    (9) Any other stakeholders identified by the department of motor vehi-
     2  cles.
     3    (c)  The  autonomous  vehicle committee shall study how to support the
     4  testing and operation of autonomous  vehicles  on  public  highways.  It
     5  shall take all of the following into consideration:
     6    (1)  The measures necessary to successfully implement autonomous vehi-
     7  cles, including any legislative changes.
     8    (2) Difficulties and liabilities that could arise by  allowing  auton-
     9  omous vehicles on public highways.
    10    (3)  How autonomous vehicle technology can promote research and devel-
    11  opment in this state.
    12    (4) Any other issue the committee deems relevant.
    13    § 2. Report. (a) On or before January 1,  2020,  the  committee  shall
    14  report its findings and recommendations to the governor and the legisla-
    15  ture.  Such  report  shall  include recommendations and such legislative
    16  proposals as shall be deemed necessary.
    17    (b) Prior to the completion of such report, the  commissioner  of  the
    18  department  of  transportation  and the executive deputy commissioner of
    19  the department of motor vehicles are authorized  and  directed  to  take
    20  such  actions  as  are necessary to support the testing and operation of
    21  autonomous vehicles on public highways.
    22    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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