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2013 Senate Bill 169: Allow driverless car testing

Public Act 231 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on February 7, 2013 To allow the operation on highways of an automated “driverless” vehicle for testing purposes, subject to narrow conditions. A human operator would have to to be present to monitor performance and intervene if necessary. Gov. Rick Snyder called for this in his 2013 State of the State address.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on February 7, 2013
Reported in the Senate on March 6, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 14, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 14, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 14, 2013 (same description)
To allow the operation on highways of an automated “driverless” vehicle for testing purposes, subject to narrow conditions. A human operator would have to to be present to monitor performance and intervene if necessary. Gov. Rick Snyder called for this in his 2013 State of the State address.
Received in the House on November 14, 2013
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on November 14, 2013
Reported in the House on December 11, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 11, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2013
Passed 107 to 1 in the House on December 12, 2013 To allow the operation on highways of an automated “driverless” vehicle for testing purposes, subject to a range of regulations and conditions specified in the bill. A human operator would have to to be present to monitor performance and intervene if necessary. Gov. Rick Snyder called for this in his 2013 State of the State address.
Received in the Senate on December 12, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2013

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