Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 932
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 249 - 302
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 10. Section 316.85, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         316.85 Autonomous vehicles; operation; compliance with
    8  traffic and motor vehicle laws; preemption.—
    9         (1) Notwithstanding any other law, a licensed human
   10  operator is not required to operate a fully autonomous vehicle A
   11  person who possesses a valid driver license may operate an
   12  autonomous vehicle in autonomous mode on roads in this state if
   13  the vehicle is equipped with autonomous technology, as defined
   14  in s. 316.003(3) s. 316.003.
   15         (2) A fully autonomous vehicle may operate in this state,
   16  regardless of whether a human operator is physically present in
   17  the vehicle.
   18         (3)(a)(2) For purposes of this chapter, unless the context
   19  otherwise requires, the automated driving system, when engaged,
   20  a person shall be deemed to be the operator of an autonomous
   21  vehicle operating in autonomous mode when the person causes the
   22  vehicle’s autonomous technology to engage, regardless of whether
   23  a the person is physically present in the vehicle while the
   24  vehicle is operating with the automated driving system engaged
   25  in autonomous mode.
   26         (b)Unless otherwise provided by law, applicable traffic or
   27  motor vehicle laws of this state may not be construed to:
   28         1.Prohibit the automated driving system from being deemed
   29  the operator of an autonomous vehicle operating with the
   30  automated driving system engaged.
   31         2.Require a licensed human operator to operate a fully
   32  autonomous vehicle.
   33         (4)An on-demand autonomous vehicle network must operate
   34  pursuant to state laws governing the operation of transportation
   35  network companies and transportation network company vehicles as
   36  those terms are defined in s. 627.748, except that any provision
   37  of s. 627.748 which reasonably applies only to a human driver
   38  does not apply to the operation of a fully autonomous vehicle
   39  with the automated driving system engaged in an on-demand
   40  autonomous vehicle network. A fully autonomous vehicle with the
   41  automated driving system engaged in an on-demand autonomous
   42  vehicle network must meet the insurance requirements in s.
   43  627.749.
   44         (5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an
   45  autonomous vehicle or a fully autonomous vehicle equipped with a
   46  teleoperation system may operate without a human operator
   47  physically present in the vehicle when the teleoperation system
   48  is engaged. A vehicle that is subject to this subsection must
   49  meet the requirements of s. 319.145 and is considered a vehicle
   50  that meets the definition of s. 316.003(3)(c) for the purposes
   51  of ss. 316.062(5), 316.063(4), 316.065(5), 316.1975(3), and
   52  316.303(1).
   53         (6) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide for
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   56  And the title is amended as follows:
   57         Delete lines 34 - 37
   58  and insert:
   59         construction; providing requirements for