assembly Bill A8821

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate how to regulate artificial intelligence

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading rules cal.243
rules report cal.243
Jun 11, 2018 reported referred to rules
Jun 06, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Dec 06, 2017 referred to governmental operations


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A8821 (ACTIVE) - Details

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A8821 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate how to regulate artificial intelligence; and repeals such commission one year after this act takes effect.

A8821 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 6, 2017

Introduced  by M. of A. VANEL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT creating a temporary state commission to  study  and  investigate
  how  to regulate artificial intelligence; and providing for the repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section  1.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the New York
state artificial intelligence commission (hereinafter "commission"),  is
hereby  created to study and make determinations on issues including but
not limited to:
  (a) current law within this state addressing artificial intelligence;
  (b) comparative state policies that have aided in creating a regulato-
ry structure for artificial  intelligence,  and  whether  such  measures
would be similarly effective in this state;
  (c) criminal and civil liability regarding violations of law caused by
entities equipped with artificial intelligence;
  (d) the impact of artificial intelligence on employment in this state;
  (e) the impact of artificial intelligence on the acquiring and disclo-
sure of confidential information;
  (f)  potential  restrictions  on the use of artificial intelligence in
weaponry; and
  (g) the potential impact on the technology industry of any  regulatory
measures proposed by this study.
  § 2. The commission shall consist of eleven members to be appointed as
follows: five shall be appointed by the governor; two shall be appointed
by  the temporary president of the senate and one by the minority leader
of the senate; and two shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly
and one by the minority leader of  the  assembly.  The  members  of  the
commission  shall  serve  at  the  pleasure  of  the official making the
appointment of such member. Of the five members appointed by the  gover-

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