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S02234 Summary:

BILL NOS02234A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORJACOBS
 
COSPNSR
 
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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S02234 Actions:

BILL NOS02234A
 
01/12/2017REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
01/03/2018REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
03/09/2018AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
03/09/2018PRINT NUMBER 2234A
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S02234 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         2234--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 12, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  JACOBS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  recom-
          mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
          Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        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;
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04699-02-8

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     1    (8)  A  representative  of transit advocates who shall be appointed by
     2  the governor; and
     3    (9) Any other stakeholders identified by the department of motor vehi-
     4  cles.
     5    (c)  The  autonomous  vehicle committee shall study how to support the
     6  testing and operation of autonomous  vehicles  on  public  highways.  It
     7  shall take all of the following into consideration:
     8    (1)  The measures necessary to successfully implement autonomous vehi-
     9  cles, including any legislative changes.
    10    (2) Difficulties and liabilities that could arise by  allowing  auton-
    11  omous vehicles on public highways.
    12    (3)  How autonomous vehicle technology can promote research and devel-
    13  opment in this state.
    14    (4) Any other issue the committee deems relevant.
    15    § 2. Report. (a) On or before January 1,  2021,  the  committee  shall
    16  report its findings and recommendations to the governor and the legisla-
    17  ture.  Such  report  shall  include recommendations and such legislative
    18  proposals as shall be deemed necessary.
    19    (b) Prior to the completion of such report, the  commissioner  of  the
    20  department  of  transportation  and the executive deputy commissioner of
    21  the department of motor vehicles are authorized  and  directed  to  take
    22  such  actions  as  are necessary to support the testing and operation of
    23  autonomous vehicles on public highways.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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