KY HB135 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Vetoed on April 10 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-10 - Vetoed
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Create various sections of KRS Chapter 186 to establish a regulatory framework for the operation of fully autonomous vehicles on public highways; define terms; establish requirements for autonomous vehicles and automated driving systems; require submission of a law enforcement interaction plan with the Transportation Cabinet; establish requirements for proof of insurance or self-insurance in amounts identical to current levels for personal and commercial motor vehicles; require titling and registration of fully autonomous vehicles; establish the Transportation Cabinet as the sole agency responsible for administering statutes and regulations regarding fully autonomous vehicles; amend KRS 65.873 to prohibit any unit of local government from prohibiting the operation of fully autonomous vehicles or establishing rules or ordinances that are specific to the operation of fully autonomous vehicles; amend KRS 186.410 to establish that when an automated driving system is installed and engaged on a motor vehicle, the automated driving system is considered to be the operator of the vehicle and licensed to operate the vehicle; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to exempt fully autonomous vehicles designed to be operated exclusively by an automated driving system from any vehicle equipment requirements of KRS 189.020 to KRS 189.205 that relate to vehicle operation by a human driver; amend KRS 189.635 to establish responsibility for the filing of accident reports and notification of law enforcement after accidents involving fully autonomous vehicles; amend KRS 281.010 to define terms relating to the operation of fully autonomous vehicles as motor carriers; amend KRS 281.630 to establish that any administrative regulations promulgated by the department that apply only to a human driver shall not apply to a fully autonomous vehicle; amend KRS 281.764 to require only the lead vehicle in a truck platoon to have a human driver behind the wheel of their vehicle.

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AN ACT relating to autonomous vehicles.


Roll Calls

2023-03-30 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 374 (Y: 59 N: 40 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-03-30 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/sfa2 RSN# 2767 (Y: 21 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-09 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 198 (Y: 62 N: 36 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-03-09 - House - House: Suspend the Rules RCS# 197 (Y: 92 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 8) [PASS]


2023-03-30Housedelivered to Governor
2023-03-30Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2023-03-30Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2023-03-30Housepassed 59-40
2023-03-30HouseHouse concurred in Senate Floor Amendment (2)
2023-03-30Houseposted for passage for concurrence in Senate Floor Amendment (2)
2023-03-30Houseto Rules (H)
2023-03-30Housereceived in House
2023-03-30Senatepassed 21-16 with Floor Amendment (2)
2023-03-30SenateFloor Amendment (1) withdrawn
2023-03-30Senate3rd reading
2023-03-30Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 30, 2023
2023-03-30Senatereported favorably, to Rules
2023-03-29Senatefloor amendments (1) and (2) filed
2023-03-29Senatereturned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
2023-03-29Senate2nd reading
2023-03-29Senatetaken from Appropriations & Revenue (S)
2023-03-29Senatereassigned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
2023-03-14Senatereturned to Transportation (S)
2023-03-14Senate1st reading
2023-03-14Senatetaken from Transportation (S)
2023-03-13Senateto Transportation (S)
2023-03-10Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2023-03-10Senatereceived in Senate
2023-03-09House3rd reading, passed 62-36 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (2)
2023-03-09Housefloor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
2023-03-08Housefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2023-03-03Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 07, 2023
2023-03-01House2nd reading, to Rules
2023-02-28Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2023-02-23Houseto Transportation (H)
2023-01-06Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2023-01-06Houseintroduced in House


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