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2013 Senate Bill 663: Waive automaker liability for “automated vehicle” modifications

Public Act 251 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on November 6, 2013 To waive the liability of a vehicle or parts manufacturer for damages resulting from a person trying to retrofit a vehicle into an automated vehicle (“driverless car”). See also Senate Bill 169.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on November 6, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 14, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) 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 waive the liability of a vehicle or parts manufacturer for damages resulting from a person trying to retrofit a vehicle into an automated vehicle (“driverless car”). See also Senate Bill 169.
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 0 in the House on December 12, 2013 (same description)
To waive the liability of a vehicle or parts manufacturer for damages resulting from a person trying to retrofit a vehicle into an automated vehicle (“driverless car”). See also Senate Bill 169.
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 26, 2013

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