senate Bill S6052

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study on designation of certain roads for the purposes of autonomous vehicle technology testing

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2019 amended on third reading (t) 6052a
Jun 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2019 1st report cal.1083
May 16, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 30, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S6052
14
1
committee
14
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

nay (1)

S6052 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Transportation

S6052 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study on designation of private roads on the University at Buffalo North Campus and public roads in the town of Amherst for the purposes of autonomous vehicle technology testing.

S6052 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6052 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6052

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT authorizing the  commissioner  of  transportation  to  conduct  a
  comprehensive  study on designation of private roads on the University
  at Buffalo North Campus for the purposes of autonomous  vehicle  tech-
  nology testing

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The  legislature  recognizes  that  the
safety  and  mobility of all citizens is of utmost concern to the State.
That autonomous vehicle technology possesses the capability of  increas-
ing  pedestrian  and passenger safety, reduce traffic and congestion and
improve the movement of goods and services across the  state.  That  the
majority  of  motor  vehicle accidents are due to human error and auton-
omous vehicle technology may possess the ability to  eliminate  some  of
these  motor  vehicle  accidents.  That autonomous vehicle technology is
unproven and requires greater testing and the State of  New  York  is  a
testbed  for innovation that balances the safety and needs of its public
against the need for technological advancement.
  The legislature also recognizes that the University at Buffalo has the
legal authority to test autonomous vehicle technology on  certain  roads
that  have  been  determined  to  be private and therefore not under the
jurisdiction of the New York State  Department  of  Motor  Vehicles  for
autonomous  vehicle  technology testing approval. In addition to testing
on these private roads, University at Buffalo may also  test  autonomous
vehicle  technology in its parking lots, which are defined separately in
the law, and also are outside of New  York  State  Department  of  Motor
Vehicles jurisdiction.
  In order to increase the routes available on the University at Buffalo
North  Campus  for  autonomous  vehicle  technology testing the New York
State Department of Transportation has the knowledge  and  expertise  to

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

S6052A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Transportation

S6052A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study on designation of private roads on the University at Buffalo North Campus and public roads in the town of Amherst for the purposes of autonomous vehicle technology testing.

S6052A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6052A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6052--A
    Cal. No. 1083

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT authorizing the  commissioner  of  transportation  to  conduct  a
  comprehensive  study on designation of private roads on the University
  at Buffalo North Campus and public roads in the town  of  Amherst  for
  the purposes of autonomous vehicle technology testing

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The  legislature  recognizes  that  the
safety  and  mobility of all citizens is of utmost concern to the State.
That autonomous vehicle technology possesses the capability of  increas-
ing  pedestrian  and passenger safety, reduce traffic and congestion and
improve the movement of goods and services across the  state.  That  the
majority  of  motor  vehicle accidents are due to human error and auton-
omous vehicle technology may possess the ability to  eliminate  some  of
these  motor  vehicle  accidents.  That autonomous vehicle technology is
unproven and requires greater testing and the State of  New  York  is  a
testbed  for innovation that balances the safety and needs of its public
against the need for technological advancement.
  The legislature also recognizes that the University at Buffalo has the
legal authority to test autonomous vehicle technology on  certain  roads
that  have  been  determined  to  be private and therefore not under the
jurisdiction of the New York State  Department  of  Motor  Vehicles  for
autonomous  vehicle  technology testing approval. In addition to testing
on these private roads, University at Buffalo may also  test  autonomous
vehicle  technology in its parking lots, which are defined separately in
the law, and also are outside of New  York  State  Department  of  Motor
Vehicles jurisdiction.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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