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

Public Act 251 of 2013

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 14, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 107 to 0 in the House on December 12, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 12, 2013.
  6. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 26, 2013.

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