2019 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to highly automated vehicles; declaring an emergency.|
Permits testing of highly automated vehicles on highways of this state under certain circumstances.
Prescribes testing permit application requirements. Directs automated vehicle manufacturers to obtain additional umbrella liability insurance policies prior to testing. Directs Department of Transportation to adopt rules for testing of highly automated vehicles on highways of this state. Permits department to grant automated vehicle manufacturers testing highly automated vehicles exemptions to state equipment requirements. Imposes civil penalty for testing highly automated vehicles without testing permit. Creates offense of testing a highly automated vehicle without a testing permit or sticker. Punishes by maximum fine of $500. Defines "testing operator" to include both onboard operator and remote operator of highly automated vehicle. Requires testing operator to monitor operation of test vehicle at all times and be prepared to take control of test vehicle if necessary. Identifies testing operator as operator or driver of highly automated vehicle for purposes of certain provisions. Exempts persons testing highly automated vehicles without onboard operator on highways of this state from certain provisions of Oregon Vehicle Code if manufacturer has valid testing permit. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Has Minimal Fiscal Impact|
|Revenue Impact:||Has Minimal Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee|
|Current Committee:||Senate Committee On Rules|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|