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:
- Block states from banning self-driving vehicles. (No state has yet banned the vehicles outright, although individual legislators in some states have proposed such measures.)
- Grant exemptions to existing safety standards for a company's first 100,000 vehicles, in an effort to speed up their production into the market.
- Require manufacturers to develop plans to thwart cyberattacks on the digitally-run vehicles. You wouldn't want a hacker gaining access and controlling your car remotely while you're in it.
The bill, numbered H.R. 3388, was introduced ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017
Length: 37 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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.
What legislators are saying
“Landmark Latta-authored Self-Driving Car Legislation Approved by House”
— Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Sponsor) on Sep 6, 2017
What stakeholders are saying
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
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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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GovTrack.us. (2020). H.R. 3388 — 115th Congress: SELF DRIVE Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3388
“H.R. 3388 — 115th Congress: SELF DRIVE Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. August 9, 2020 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3388>
SELF DRIVE Act, H.R. 3388, 115th Cong. (2017).
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