HB 1791 (2017)
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H.B. No. 1791

AN ACT

relating to the use of connected braking systems to maintain distance between vehicles.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION 1. Section 545.062, Transportation Code, is amended
by adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:

(d)  An operator of a vehicle equipped with a connected
braking system that is following another vehicle equipped with that
system may be assisted by the system to maintain an assured clear
distance or sufficient space as required by this section. In this subsection, 
"connected braking system" means a system by which the
braking of one vehicle is electronically coordinated with the
braking system of a following vehicle.

SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.

If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2017.


I certify that H.B. No. 1791 was passed by the House on April
27, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 144, Nays 0, 3 present, not
voting.


I certify that H.B. No. 1791 was passed by the Senate on May
4, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
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