senate Bill S4912A

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
Apr 21, 2014 print number 4912a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
May 01, 2013 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S4912 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7391A
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

S4912 - Summary

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

S4912 - Sponsor Memo

S4912 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4912

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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

S4912A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7391A
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

S4912A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4912A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4912A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4912--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BALL, MARCHIONE, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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.
                                                           LBD10536-03-4

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