Bill Text: TX HB1720 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to a study on the impacts of using certain motor vehicle technologies.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-09 - Placed on General State Calendar [HB1720 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1720-Comm_Sub.html
  86R22667 AAF-D
 
  By: Blanco, et al. H.B. No. 1720
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 1720:
 
  By:  Romero, Jr. C.S.H.B. No. 1720
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a study on the impacts of using certain motor vehicle
  technologies.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  STUDY.  (a)  In this section:
               (1)  "Automated driving system" has the meaning
  assigned by Section 545.451, Transportation Code.
               (2)  "Connected driving system" means hardware and
  software that, when installed on a motor vehicle and engaged, allow
  the vehicle to electronically communicate with other vehicles and
  transportation infrastructure.
         (b)  The Texas Department of Transportation and the
  Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas shall jointly
  conduct a study on:
               (1)  the potential benefits of using automated driving
  systems and connected driving systems in alleviating motor vehicle
  traffic congestion at ports of entry between this state and the
  United Mexican States; and
               (2)  the overall impact of using automated driving
  systems and connected driving systems on the transportation
  industry workforce, including the effects on driver and public
  safety.
         (c)  Not later than January 1, 2020, the Texas Department of
  Transportation and the Department of Public Safety of the State of
  Texas shall jointly submit to the governor, the lieutenant
  governor, and the legislature a report on the results of the study
  conducted under this section.
         SECTION 2.  EXPIRATION DATE.  This Act expires September 1,
  2020.
         SECTION 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  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, 2019.
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