senate Bill S8396

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of motor vehicles with autonomous technology

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May 04, 2018 referred to transportation

S8396 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§100-e, 100-f & 507-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1779

S8396 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for a definition of autonomous vehicles and mandates that drivers with a class DJ learner's permit or license may only operate an autonomous vehicle under supervision.

S8396 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8396 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8396

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 4, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 the opera-
  tion of motor vehicles with autonomous technology; and  providing  for
  the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding  two  new
sections 100-e and 100-f to read as follows:
  §  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.
  § 100-F. AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE. A MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH  AUTONOMOUS
TECHNOLOGY.
  §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
507-a to read as follows:
  § 507-A. OPERATION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. 1. ANY PERSON WHO  HOLDS  A
CLASS D LICENSE OR ITS EQUIVALENT MAY OPERATE AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE UPON
A PUBLIC HIGHWAY.
  2.  ANY PERSON WHO HOLDS A CLASS DJ LEARNER'S PERMIT OR LICENSE OR ITS
EQUIVALENT MAY OPERATE AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE UPON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY  WHEN
THE  PERSON  IS  UNDER THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF EITHER A
PERSON AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR A PERSON WHO  HOLDS  A  LICENSE
VALID  IN THIS STATE, UNLESS THERE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY WHICH REQUIRES
THE OPERATION OF THE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE WITHOUT  THE  SUPERVISION  OF  A

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

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