senate Bill S6052B

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 20, 2019 committed to rules
Jun 17, 2019 amended on third reading 6052b
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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S6052 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8460
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Transportation

S6052 - 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 - Sponsor Memo

S6052 - 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 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8460
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Transportation

S6052A - 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 - Sponsor Memo

S6052A - 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

S6052B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8460
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Transportation

S6052B (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.

S6052B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6052B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6052--B
    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 -- again 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, the University at Buffalo may also test auton-
omous vehicle technology in its parking lots, which  are  defined  sepa-

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

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