Michigan - SB995 - 2016

Traffic control; traffic regulation; autonomous driving; allow under certain conditions. Amends secs. 2b, 602b, 643, 643a & 665 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.2b et seq.); adds secs. 40c, 606b & 665a & repeals sec. 663 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.663).

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Transportation

Added On: 05-27-2016
Updated On: 04-29-2019
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Michael Kowall (Republican)





Companion Bills (3)

Actions (32)

  • 05-25-2016 - Introduced By Senator Michael Kowall
  • 05-25-2016 - Referred To Committee On Economic Development And International Investment
  • 09-06-2016 - Placed On Order Of Third Reading With Substitute S-2 As Amended
  • 09-06-2016 - Substitute S-2 As Amended Concurred In
  • 09-06-2016 - Reported By Committee Of The Whole Favorably With Substitute S-2 And Amendment(s)
  • 09-06-2016 - Referred To Committee Of The Whole With Substitute S-2
  • 09-06-2016 - Committee Recommended Immediate Effect
  • 09-06-2016 - Reported Favorably With Substitute S-2
  • 09-07-2016 - Referred To Committee On Communications And Technology
  • 09-07-2016 - Received On 09/07/2016
  • 09-07-2016 - Read A First Time
  • 09-07-2016 - Passed Roll Call # 491 Yeas 36 Nays 0 Excused 1 Not Voting 0
  • 09-20-2016 - Referred To Second Reading
  • 09-20-2016 - Reported With Recommendation With Substitute H-4
  • 11-09-2016 - Placed On Third Reading
  • 11-09-2016 - Read A Second Time
  • 11-09-2016 - Substitute H-4 Adopted And Amended
  • 11-10-2016 - Vote Reconsidered
  • 11-10-2016 - Passed; Given Immediate Effect Roll Call # 510 Yeas 105 Nays 2
  • 11-10-2016 - Returned To Senate
  • 11-10-2016 - Passed Roll Call # 506 Yeas 104 Nays 2
  • 11-10-2016 - Title Amended
  • 11-10-2016 - Read A Third Time
  • 11-10-2016 - House Substitute H-4 Concurred In
  • 11-10-2016 - Roll Call # 619 Yeas 37 Nays 0 Excused 0 Not Voting 0
  • 11-10-2016 - Given Immediate Effect
  • 11-10-2016 - Title Amendment Agreed To
  • 11-10-2016 - Ordered Enrolled
  • 11-30-2016 - Presented To Governor 11/29/2015 @ 4:58 Pm
  • 12-13-2016 - Approved By Governor 12/9/2016 @ 11:30 Am
  • 12-13-2016 - Filed With Secretary Of State 12/9/2016 @ 1:45 Pm
  • 12-13-2016 - Assigned Pa 0332'16 With Immediate Effect

Votes (6)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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Passed
09-06-2016Reported Favorably With Substitute S-2Senate600yes
09-07-2016Senate Third Reading: Passed Roll Call # 491Senate3601yes
09-20-2016Reported With Recommendation With Substitute H-4House1300yes
11-10-2016House Third Reading: Passed Roll Call # 506House10420yes
11-10-2016House Third Reading: Given Immediate Effect Roll Call # 510House10520yes
11-10-2016Senate Third Reading: Roll Call # 619Senate3700yes

Sponsors (34)

News (8)

Michigan In Slugfest With California - SAVE Act Spurs GM To Build and Test Autonomous Vehicles In Michigan - The Auto Channel (blog)
Published by theautochannel.com
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:35:45 GMT

DETROIT December 15, 2016; On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan, General Motors will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. GM also ...

Michigan Just Passed the Most Permissive Self-Driving Car Laws in the Country - Fortune
Published by fortune.com
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:12:35 GMT

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of automaker-backed bills Friday that aim to clear the way for self-driving cars to operate on public roads and re-establish the state as the epicenter of automotive innovation in a time when much of the ...

Legislature gives final approval to autonomous vehicle bills - Detroit Free Press
Published by freep.com
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:48:58 GMT

The Senate concurred this afternoon with technical changes made by the House and sent the bills to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature. The bills — SB 995-998 — approve testing of the new technology on 122 miles of roads in the state and open the way ...

Michigan embraces our self-driving future - Engadget
Published by engadget.com
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:06:00 GMT

That bill, SB 995, would also allow driverless vehicles to lawfully operate on Michigan streets and highways. This effectively ends the ban on autonomous cars in the state. Senate Bill 996 (PDF) allows auto manufacturers to essentially create on-demand ...

Google Sees Barrier In Michigan's Driverless Car Plan; Lawmakers Say They'll Tweak - Forbes
Published by forbes.com
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:09:09 GMT

Michigan's Senate on Sept. 7 passed SB 995 and SB 997 to permit testing of vehicles without a human at the wheel ready to take over in an emergency on the state's thousands of miles of public roads. That's a step beyond rules in California, Arizona and ...

Google seeks amendment to Mich. driverless car bills - The Detroit News
Published by detroitnews.com
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:10:13 GMT

John Krafcik, CEO of Google's Self-Driving Car Project, in a letter to the Michigan House Communications and Technology Committee, asked the committee to amend two self-driving bills to ensure the company could compete in the state. “While the current ...

Michigan's automated driving bills - Robohub
Published by robohub.org
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:30:46 GMT

SB 995 would repeal the state's express ban on automated driving generally — a three-year-old anachronism that has frustrated officials promoting Michigan to developers of automated driving systems and that could eventually frustrate early efforts to ...

Michigan moves forward with autonomous vehicle testing - Detroit Free Press
Published by freep.com
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:42:38 GMT

The Michigan Senate unanimously passed a package of four bills Wednesday aimed at making Michigan a research center for testing of autonomous vehicles. Lawmakers said the bills ... The bills approve testing of the new technology on 122 miles of roads ...