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2016 Senate Bill 995: Authorize (restricted) driverless vehicles on Michigan highways

Public Act 332 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on May 25, 2016
To expand a law that permits operating automated driverless vehicles on Michigan roads, subject to detailed restrictions and conditions. The bill is part of a package comprised of Senate Bills 995 to 998 that among other things would potentially repeal the requirement that a human operator be present to monitor performance and intervene if necessary, permit “platoons” of driverless trucks traveling together on highways, and create regulations for these and related autonomous vehicle activities. Local governments would be preempted from imposing more restrictive regulations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee on May 25, 2016
Reported in the Senate on September 6, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 6, 2016
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 6, 2016
Received in the House on September 7, 2016
Referred to the House Communications and Technology Committee on September 7, 2016
Reported in the House on September 20, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Bradford Jacobsen (R) on November 9, 2016
To clarify the authority of local "authority" regarding telecommunication line right-of-ways.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 9, 2016
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R) on November 10, 2016
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on November 10, 2016
Received in the House on November 10, 2016
Received in the Senate on November 10, 2016
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 10, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 9, 2016

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