assembly Bill A7391A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for and regulates the operation and testing of motor vehicles with autonomous technology

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2014 print number 7391a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
May 14, 2013 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

A7391 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4912A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§100-e, 100-f, 379, 507-a & 1212-a, V & T L; add Art 9 Title 3 §§9-301 & 9-303, Gen Ob L

A7391 - Summary

Provides for and regulates the operation and testing of motor vehicles with autonomous technology.

A7391 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7391

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
  the  testing  and  operation  of autonomous motor vehicles upon public
  highways; to amend the general obligations law,  in  relation  to  the
  liability  of  motor  vehicle  manufacturers for vehicles converted to
  autonomous motor vehicles; and directing  the  commissioner  of  motor
  vehicles  to  make recommendations upon additional legislative actions
  relating to autonomous vehicles

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.   Legislative intent. The legislature hereby declares that
it intends to encourage and support the safe  development,  testing  and
operation  of  motor vehicles with autonomous technology upon the public
highways of the state. This state, while not prohibiting the testing and
operation of motor vehicles with autonomous technology, hereby regulates
such testing and operation.
  S 2.   The vehicle and traffic  law  is  amended  by  adding  two  new
sections 100-e and 100-f to read as follows:
  S 100-E. AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGY.  TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED ON A MOTOR VEHI-
CLE THAT HAS THE CAPABILITY TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE ON WHICH THE TECHNOLOGY
IS  INSTALLED WITHOUT THE ACTIVE CONTROL OR MONITORING BY A HUMAN OPERA-
TOR. SUCH TERM EXCLUDES A  MOTOR  VEHICLE  ENABLED  WITH  ACTIVE  SAFETY
SYSTEMS  OR  DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A
SYSTEM TO PROVIDE ELECTRONIC BLIND  SPOT  ASSISTANCE,  CRASH  AVOIDANCE,
EMERGENCY  BRAKING,  PARKING  ASSISTANCE,  ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL, LANE
KEEP ASSISTANCE, LANE DEPARTURE WARNING,  OR  TRAFFIC  JAM  AND  QUEUING
ASSISTANT,  UNLESS  ANY  SUCH  SYSTEM ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER
SYSTEMS ENABLES THE MOTOR VEHICLE ON WHICH THE TECHNOLOGY  IS  INSTALLED
TO DRIVE WITHOUT THE ACTIVE CONTROL OR MONITORING BY A HUMAN OPERATOR.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10536-02-3

Co-Sponsors

A7391A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4912A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§100-e, 100-f, 379, 507-a & 1212-a, V & T L; add Art 9 Title 3 §§9-301 & 9-303, Gen Ob L

A7391A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for and regulates the operation and testing of motor vehicles with autonomous technology.

A7391A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7391--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GANTT, ROZIC, DenDEKKER -- read once and referred
  to  the Committee on Transportation -- recommitted to the Committee on
  Transportation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
  the  testing  and  operation  of autonomous motor vehicles upon public
  highways; to amend the general obligations law,  in  relation  to  the
  liability  of  motor  vehicle  manufacturers for vehicles converted to
  autonomous motor vehicles; and directing  the  commissioner  of  motor
  vehicles  to  make recommendations upon additional legislative actions
  relating to autonomous vehicles

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.   Legislative intent. The legislature hereby declares that
it intends to encourage and support the safe  development,  testing  and
operation  of  motor vehicles with autonomous technology upon the public
highways of the state. This state, while not prohibiting the testing and
operation of motor vehicles with autonomous technology, hereby regulates
such testing and operation.
  S 2.   The vehicle and traffic  law  is  amended  by  adding  two  new
sections 100-e and 100-f to read as follows:
  S 100-E. AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGY.  TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED ON A MOTOR VEHI-
CLE THAT HAS THE CAPABILITY TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE ON WHICH THE TECHNOLOGY
IS  INSTALLED WITHOUT THE ACTIVE CONTROL OR MONITORING BY A HUMAN OPERA-
TOR. SUCH TERM EXCLUDES A  MOTOR  VEHICLE  ENABLED  WITH  ACTIVE  SAFETY
SYSTEMS  OR  DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A
SYSTEM TO PROVIDE ELECTRONIC BLIND  SPOT  ASSISTANCE,  CRASH  AVOIDANCE,
EMERGENCY  BRAKING,  PARKING  ASSISTANCE,  ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL, LANE
KEEP ASSISTANCE, LANE DEPARTURE WARNING,  OR  TRAFFIC  JAM  AND  QUEUING
ASSISTANT,  UNLESS  ANY  SUCH  SYSTEM ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10536-04-4

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