senate Bill S3971B

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 24, 2019 signed chap.110
Jul 22, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.481
substituted for a1746c
May 20, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 13, 2019 amended on third reading 3971b
Apr 29, 2019 amended on third reading 3971a
Mar 14, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 13, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 12, 2019 1st report cal.277
Feb 22, 2019 referred to internet and technology

Votes

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Mar 12, 2019 - Internet and Technology committee Vote

S3971
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 12, 2019

S3971 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1746
Law Section:
Commissions
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8821

S3971 - Summary

Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate how to regulate artificial intelligence, robotics and automation; and repeals such commission.

S3971 - Sponsor Memo

S3971 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3971

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology

AN ACT creating a temporary state commission to  study  and  investigate
  how  to regulate artificial intelligence, robotics and automation; 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.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the New York
state artificial intelligence, robotics and automation commission (here-
inafter "commission"), is hereby created  to  study  and  make  determi-
nations on issues including but not limited to:
  (a)  current law within this state addressing artificial intelligence,
robotics and automation;
  (b) comparative state policies that have aided in creating a regulato-
ry structure for artificial intelligence, robotics and  automation,  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, robotics and automation;
  (d)  the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation on
employment in this state;
  (e) the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation  on
the acquiring and disclosure of confidential information;
  (f)  potential  restrictions  on  the  use of artificial intelligence,
robotics and automation 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

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

S3971A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1746
Law Section:
Commissions
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8821

S3971A - Summary

Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate how to regulate artificial intelligence, robotics and automation; and repeals such commission.

S3971A - Sponsor Memo

S3971A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3971--A
    Cal. No. 277

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology --
  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 creating a temporary state commission to  study  and  investigate
  how  to regulate artificial intelligence, robotics and automation; 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.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the New York
state artificial intelligence, robotics and automation commission (here-
inafter "commission"), is hereby created  to  study  and  make  determi-
nations on issues including but not limited to:
  (a)  current law within this state addressing artificial intelligence,
robotics and automation;
  (b) comparative state policies that have aided in creating a regulato-
ry structure for artificial intelligence, robotics and  automation,  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, robotics and automation;
  (d)  the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation on
employment in this state;
  (e) the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation  on
the acquiring and disclosure of confidential information;
  (f)  potential  restrictions  on  the  use of artificial intelligence,
robotics and automation 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

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

Co-Sponsors

S3971B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1746
Law Section:
Commissions
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8821

S3971B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate how to regulate artificial intelligence, robotics and automation; and repeals such commission.

S3971B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3971B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3971--B
    Cal. No. 277

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology --
  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 creating a temporary state commission to  study  and  investigate
  how  to regulate artificial intelligence, robotics and automation; 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.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the New York
state artificial intelligence, robotics and automation commission (here-
inafter "commission"), is hereby created  to  study  and  make  determi-
nations on issues including but not limited to:
  (a)  current law within this state addressing artificial intelligence,
robotics and automation;
  (b) comparative state policies that have aided in creating a regulato-
ry structure for artificial intelligence, robotics and  automation,  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, robotics and automation;
  (d)  the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation on
employment in this state;
  (e) the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation  on
the acquiring and disclosure of confidential information;
  (f)  potential  restrictions  on  the  use of artificial intelligence,
robotics and automation in weaponry;
  (g) the potential impact on the technology industry of any  regulatory
measures proposed by this study; and

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

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