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H.R. 3388 (115th): SELF DRIVE Act

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About the bill

Self-driving cars are the future. A bill that just passed the House is being hailed as "first-of-its-kind" legislation to encourage the development of --- and provide a light regulatory framework for --- this burgeoning new technology.

What the bill does

The SELF DRIVE Act would:

The bill, numbered H.R. 3388, was …

Sponsor and status

Robert Latta

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017
Length: 37 pages
Jul 25, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 6, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


31 Cosponsors (20 Republicans, 11 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Landmark Latta-authored Self-Driving Car Legislation Approved by House
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Sponsor) on Sep 6, 2017

Guthrie Driverless Car Bill Passes House
    — Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 6, 2017

Peters, Thune Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Advance Development of Self-Driving Vehicles
    — Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI] on Sep 28, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3388 will add $10 million in new spending through 2022.


Jul 25, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 27, 2017
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 5, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Sep 6, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 3388 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3388. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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