HB 4063 (2018)
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79th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2018 Regular Session

Enrolled

House Bill 4063

Introduced and printed pursuant to House Rule 12.00. Presession filed (at the request of House Interim Committee on Transportation Policy)


CHAPTER 094


AN ACT

Relating to autonomous vehicles; and declaring an emergency.


Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:

SECTION 1. The Department of Transportation is the lead agency responsible for coordination of autonomous vehicle programs and policies.


SECTION 2. (1) The Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles is established.
(2) The task force consists of 31 members appointed as follows:
(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint two members from among members of the Senate who are not members of the same party.
(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members from among members of the House of Representatives who are not members of the same party.
© The Director of Transportation shall appoint 27 members as follows:
(A) Six members representing state agencies that will be affected by the deployment of autonomous vehicles.
(B) Twenty-one members as follows:
(i) One representative of the automotive industry;
(ii) One representative of the cybersecurity industry;
(iii) One representative of law enforcement;
(iv) One representative of transportation network companies;
(v) One representative of the autonomous vehicle technology industry;
(vi) One representative of the automotive insurance industry;
(vii) One representative of trial lawyers;
(viii) One representative of workers’ unions;
(ix) Two representatives of transportation unions;
(x) One representative of the Association of Oregon Counties;
(xi) One representative of the League of Oregon Cities;
(xii) One representative of the American Automobile Association;
(xiii) One representative of the Oregon Trucking Associations;
(xiv) One representative of the taxicab industry;
(xv) One representative of a metropolitan planning organization;
(xvi) One representative of the Oregon Transit Association;
(xvii) One representative of a nonprofit entity;
(xviii) One representative of the commercial truck manufacturing industry;
(xix) One representative of consumer protection advocates; and
(xx) One representative of a public university.
(3)(a) The task force shall develop recommendations for legislation to be introduced during the next odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly regarding the deployment of autonomous vehicles on highways.
(b) The proposed legislation under this section shall be consistent with federal law and guidelines and shall address the following issues:
(A) Licensing and registration;
(B) Law enforcement and accident reporting;
© Cybersecurity; and
(D) Insurance and liability.
(4) The task force may study and consider the potential long-term effects of autonomous vehicle deployment to be addressed in future legislation, including the following:
(a) Land use;
(b) Road and infrastructure design;
© Public transit;
(d) Workforce changes; or
(e) State responsibilities relating to cybersecurity and privacy.
(5) A majority of the voting members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
(6) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the voting members of the task force.
(7) The task force shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.
(8) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.
(9) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the voting members of the task force.
(10) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.
(11)(a) The task force shall submit a report in the manner provided by ORS 192.245, and shall include recommendations for legislation described in subsection (3) of this section, to the appropriate interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to transportation no later than September 15, 2018.
(b) The task force may submit a report in the manner provided by ORS 192.245, and may include recommendations for legislation, if any, resulting from the task force’s study under subsection (4) of this section, to the appropriate interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to transportation no later than September 15, 2019.
(12) The Department of Transportation shall provide staff support to the task force.
(13) Members of the Legislative Assembly appointed to the task force are nonvoting members of the task force and may act in an advisory capacity only.
(14) Members of the task force who are not members of the Legislative Assembly are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses and serve as volunteers on the task force.
(15) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111, are directed to assist the task force in the performance of the task force’s duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish information and advice the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties.


SECTION 3. Section 2 of this 2018 Act is repealed on January 2, 2021.


SECTION 4. This 2018 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist, and this 2018 Act takes effect on its passage.
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