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 Bill Status of HB2747  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SAFE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski - Tom Demmer and Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Safe Autonomous Vehicle Act. Provides definitions. Provides that upon notification to the Department of Motor Vehicles, a Motor Vehicle Manufacturer may commence a safe autonomous vehicle project with a vehicle installed with an Automated Driving System after providing notification to the Department of Motor Vehicles and after self-certification under certain conditions. Provides that the Manufacturer shall determine the geographical boundaries of the project and shall maintain incident records and provide periodic summaries to the Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Provides that the Participating Fleet in the program shall be insured by the Manufacturer who shall assume liability for incidents where the automated driving system technology is at fault for that incident. Provides that any person operates a vehicle with automated driving system technology without first satisfying the eligibility requirements in the Act shall be fined $10,000 for a first violation and a second or subsequent violation is a Class A misdemeanor. Preempts home rule powers. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Autonomous Vehicle Act. Defines terms. Provides that a fully autonomous vehicle may drive or operate upon the highways of this State, regardless of whether a human operator is physically present in the vehicle. Provides that when engaged, the automated driving system shall be considered the driver or operator for purposes of assessing conformance to applicable traffic or motor vehicle laws and shall be deemed to satisfy any physical acts required of a driver or operator. Provides that liability for incidents involving a fully autonomous vehicle shall be determined under existing product liability law or common law negligence principles. Preempts home rule powers. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/29/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 009-000-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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