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SB-802 Emerging vehicle technology: advisory study group.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/03/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  July 03, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 20, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 14, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  May 16, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  May 10, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  April 20, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  March 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 802


Introduced by Senator Skinner
(Principal coauthor: Senator Stern)
(Coauthor: Senator Allen)

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 38751 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 802, as amended, Skinner. Emerging vehicle technology: advisory study group.
Existing law establishes regulations for the operation of an autonomous vehicle on public roads for testing purposes, and requires an autonomous technology manufacturer to submit an application to the Department of Motor Vehicles before an autonomous vehicle is operated on a public road.
This bill would direct the Office of Planning and Research to convene an Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group on or before April 1, 2018, to review policies regarding new types of motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, autonomous vehicles and shared-use vehicles, and provide recommendations to the Legislature. The bill would require the Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group to meet at least quarterly, consult with specified institutions, include at least one member each from 5 4 specified state agencies, who shall be appointed by the Governor, and include 2 3 members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and 2 3 members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, as specified. The bill would require the Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group to provide recommendations to the Legislature, as specified, on or before April 1, 2019.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 38751 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

38751.
 (a) On or before April 1, 2018, the Office of Planning and Research shall convene an Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group to review and advise the Legislature on policies pertaining to new types of motor vehicles operating in California, including, but not limited to, autonomous vehicles and shared-use vehicles. The Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group shall meet at least quarterly, and shall consult with universities and research institutions that have conducted research in the areas of autonomous vehicles and shared-use vehicles. Membership in the Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group shall be as follows:
(1) At least one member from each of the following entities, who shall be appointed by the Governor:
(A) The State Air Resources Board.
(B) The Office of Planning and Research.

(C)The Department of Housing and Community Development.

(D)

(C) The Department of Motor Vehicles.

(E)

(D) The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
(2) Two Three members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and two three members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, which shall include the following among the four six appointments:
(A) Two members representing autonomous vehicle manufacturers.
(B) A member from a public health or clean air advocacy organization.
(C) A member from a technology industry organization.
(D) A member from a bona fide labor organization representing workers employed as commercial drivers.
(E) A member from a property casualty company or a property casualty insurance trade organization.
(b) On or before April 1, 2019, the Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group shall offer recommendations to the Legislature regarding policies and incentives to maximize the social benefits, minimize the social costs, and encourage the electrification and hybridization of new types of motor vehicles operating in California, including, but not limited to, autonomous vehicles and shared-use vehicles. These recommendations shall include recommendations regarding updates to statewide infrastructure planning efforts, including recommendations to reduce traffic congestion and identification of any other state barriers to short- and long-term adoption of new types of motor vehicles by the public and private sectors.