|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|May 04, 2018||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S8396
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
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S8396 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8396 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8396 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the operation of motor vehicles with autonomous technology; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: Amends sections of the law in relation to the operation of autonomous vehicles to ensure passenger and public safety until technology becomes error-proof. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding sections 100-e and 100-f. a. 100-e defines autonomous technology as technology installed on a motor vehicle with the capabilities to drive the vehicle without the active control or monitoring of a human being. This term excludes motor
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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