2016 Senate Bill 996

House Roll Call 507: Passed

To expand a law that permits operating automated “driverless” vehicles for research purposes and more, subject to specified 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 and authorize regulations. This bill would establish criteria for manufacturers to participate, define when a human or electronic system is considered to be the "driver," and authorize insurance and liability provisions.

105 Yeas / 2 Nays
Republican (61 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (44 Yeas / 1 Nay)