Florida - HB 725 - 2017

Relating to autonomous vehicles; amending s. 316.85, F.S.; authorizing a person to engage autonomous technology to operate an autonomous vehicle in autonomous mode; providing that autonomous technology is deemed the operator of an autonomous vehicle operating in autonomous mode for purposes of determining compliance with traffic and motor vehicle laws; providing construction and applicability with respect to specific statutory provisions; amending s. 319.145, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the act; providing an effective date.

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Added On: 02-28-2017
Updated On: 06-03-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Jason T Brodeur (House/Republican)

Actions (11)

  • 02-09-2017 - Filed
  • 02-15-2017 - Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee
  • 03-03-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, 03/07/17, 1:00 pm, Reed Hall
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-07-2017 - CS by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0
  • 03-08-2017 - Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
  • 03-08-2017 - CS by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee read 1st time
  • 03-10-2017 - Now in Government Accountability Committee
  • 03-14-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 03/16/17, 9:00 am, Morris Hall --Temporarily Postponed
  • 05-05-2017 - Died in Government Accountability Committee
  • 05-05-2017 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Votes (1)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
03-07-2017Favorable With Committee Substitute (Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee)House1401yes

News (1)

Autonomous vehicle bill advances in House Committee - Florida Politics (blog)
Published by floridapolitics.com
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:16:10 GMT

In just the past few years, Florida has emerged as a state willing to go all-in on autonomous vehicle technology. Legislation that removes a requirement that the person operating a vehicle in autonomous mode possess a valid driver's license — and ...