Texas - SB 2205 - 2017

Relating to the research and testing of motor vehicles with automated driving systems on highways in this state.

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Transportation

Added On: 03-25-2017
Updated On: 10-09-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Charlie Geren (House/Republican), Kelly Hancock (Senate/Republican)





Actions (67)

  • 03-10-2017 - Filed
  • 03-10-2017 - Received by the Secretary of the Senate
  • 03-29-2017 - Referred to Transportation
  • 03-29-2017 - Read first time
  • 04-19-2017 - Considered in public hearing
  • 04-19-2017 - Testimony taken in committee
  • 04-19-2017 - Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
  • 04-24-2017 - Reported favorably as substituted
  • 04-24-2017 - Committee report printed and distributed
  • 04-25-2017 - Placed on intent calendar
  • 04-27-2017 - Reported engrossed
  • 04-27-2017 - Record vote
  • 04-27-2017 - Passed
  • 04-27-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 04-27-2017 - Record vote
  • 04-27-2017 - Three day rule suspended
  • 04-27-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 04-27-2017 - Passed to engrossment as amended
  • 04-27-2017 - Record vote
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment fails of adoption
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-27-2017 - Record vote
  • 04-27-2017 - Amended
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment fails of adoption
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-27-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 04-27-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-27-2017 - Amended
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-27-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 04-27-2017 - Amended
  • 04-27-2017 - Amended
  • 04-27-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-27-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 04-27-2017 - Rules suspended-Regular order of business
  • 04-27-2017 - Co-author authorized
  • 04-28-2017 - Received from the Senate
  • 05-02-2017 - Referred to Transportation
  • 05-02-2017 - Read first time
  • 05-10-2017 - Posting rule suspended
  • 05-11-2017 - Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee
  • 05-11-2017 - Left pending in committee
  • 05-11-2017 - Considered in public hearing
  • 05-12-2017 - Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
  • 05-12-2017 - Considered in formal meeting
  • 05-15-2017 - Committee report distributed
  • 05-15-2017 - Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator
  • 05-16-2017 - Committee report sent to Calendars
  • 05-18-2017 - Considered in Calendars
  • 05-20-2017 - Passed to 3rd reading
  • 05-20-2017 - Placed on General State Calendar
  • 05-20-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 05-21-2017 - House passage reported
  • 05-21-2017 - Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
  • 05-21-2017 - Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal
  • 05-21-2017 - Record vote
  • 05-21-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 05-21-2017 - Passed
  • 05-22-2017 - Signed in the Senate
  • 05-22-2017 - Reported enrolled
  • 05-23-2017 - Sent to the Governor
  • 05-23-2017 - Signed in the House
  • 06-15-2017 - Effective on 9/1/17
  • 06-15-2017 - Signed by the Governor

Votes (8)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Other
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Passed
04-27-2017otherSenate10210no
04-27-2017otherSenate8210no
04-27-2017otherSenate000no
04-27-2017otherSenate000no
04-27-2017otherSenate000no
04-27-2017otherSenate000no
04-27-2017otherSenate000no
05-21-2017passageHouse13712yes

Sponsors (4)

News (3)

Texas legislature OK's autonomous vehicles, including those unmanned - Overdrive Magazine
Published by overdriveonline.com
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:56:30 GMT

The Texas House passed the bill, SB 2205, May 21, a few weeks after the state's Senate approved the legislation. The bill now heads to Texas Gov. Rob Abbott's desk to sign into law, which he's expected to do this week, but hadn't as of mid-day June 1.

Texas sets framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state - Commercial Carrier Journal
Published by ccjdigital.com
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:26:05 GMT

The Texas House passed the bill, SB 2205, May 21, a few weeks after the state's Senate approved the legislation. The bill now heads to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's desk to sign into law, which he's expected to do this week, but hadn't as of mid-day June 1.

Texas gets closer to allowing self-driving vehicle testing on public roads - TechCrunch
Published by techcrunch.com
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:21:24 GMT

A new state might join the ranks of those that allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads: A bill just passed the Texas Senate Transportation Committee that spells out a path toward statutes allowing use of highly automated vehicles on public ...