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 future autonomous vehicle technology testing

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2020 committed to rules
Jun 09, 2020 amended on third reading 6052c
Mar 10, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2020 1st report cal.570
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
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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Mar 3, 2020 - Transportation committee Vote

S6052B
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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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 - Details

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

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 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Transportation

S6052B - 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 - Sponsor Memo

S6052B - 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.

S6052C (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Transportation

S6052C (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.

S6052C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6052C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6052--C
     Cal. No. 570
 
                        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 -- recom-
   mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
   Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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 future 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  finds  that  automated
 vehicle technology offers widely anticipated and revolutionary potential
 for  the  transportation sector.   Among the unprecedented opportunities
 offered by this technology are inclusive  mobility  options  to  benefit
 disadvantaged,  disabled and elderly residents; congestion and emissions
 mitigation; improved livable land use;  and  improved  road  usage.  The
 legislature  also  recognizes  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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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