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AB-2258 Autonomous vehicles.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill
No. 2258

Introduced by Assembly Member Fox

February 21, 2014

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


AB 2258, as introduced, Fox. Autonomous vehicles.
Existing law provides for the operation of autonomous vehicles, as defined, on public roads for testing purposes under specified circumstances, and requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt regulations no later than January 1, 2015, setting forth various requirements in that regard.
This bill would authorize the City of Lancaster to research and develop autonomous public buses.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of Lancaster.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Rex Parris Act.

SEC. 2.

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

 The City of Lancaster may research and develop autonomous public buses.

SEC. 3.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique need to develop autonomous public buses in the City of Lancaster.