SB 663 (2013)
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Act No. 251

Public Acts of 2013

Approved by the Governor
December 26, 2013

Filed with the Secretary of State
December 27, 2013

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2013

STATE OF MICHIGAN

97TH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

Introduced by Senator Kowall


ENROLLED SENATE BILL No. 663

AN ACT to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization
and jurisdiction of the courts of this state; the powers and duties of the courts, and of the judges and other officers of
the courts; the forms and attributes of civil claims and actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may
be brought in the courts; pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the
courts; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide remedies and
penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or
contravening any of the provisions of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 600.101 to 600.9947) by adding
section 2949b.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 2949b. (1) The manufacturer of a vehicle is not liable and shall be dismissed from any action for alleged damages
resulting from any of the following unless the defect from which the damages resulted was present in the vehicle when
it was manufactured:

(a) The conversion or attempted conversion of the vehicle into an automated motor vehicle by another person.

(b) The installation of equipment in the vehicle by another person to convert it into an automated motor vehicle.

© The modification by another person of equipment that was installed by the manufacturer in an automated motor
vehicle specifically for using the vehicle in automatic mode.

(2) A subcomponent system producer recognized as described in section 244 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949
PA 300, MCL 257.244, is not liable in a product liability action for damages resulting from the modification of equipment
installed by the subcomponent system producer to convert a vehicle to an automated motor vehicle unless the defect
from which the damages resulted was present in the equipment when it was installed by the subcomponent system
producer.

(3) Sections 2945 to 2949a do not apply in a product liability action to the extent that they are inconsistent with this
section.

(4) As used in this section:

(a) “Automated motor vehicle” means that term as defined in section 2b of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300,
MCL 257.2b.

(b) “Automatic mode” means that term as defined in section 2b of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.2b.

© “Vehicle” means that term as defined in section 79 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.79.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 169 of the 97th Legislature is
enacted into law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Secretary of the Senate

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Approved

Governor
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