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