This bill would further provide for the operation of automated commercial motor vehicles and commercial motor vehicles with teleoperation systems. The bill would require any automated motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle with a teleoperation system to be approved by the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency and the Department of Transportation and would provide criminal penalties and authorize impoundment or immobilization of the vehicle. The bill would also require routes that a vehicle uses to be approved by the Department of Transportation. The bill would specify that the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, the Department of Revenue, and the Department of Transportation could adopt rules for the operation of automated commercial motor vehicles and teleoperation systems
Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general law whose purpose or effect would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds from becoming effective with regard to a local governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote unless: it comes within one of a number of specified exceptions; it is approved by the affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to the entity for the purpose
The purpose or effect of this bill would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, the bill does not require approval of a local governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to become effective because it comes within one of the specified exceptions contained in the amendment
To amend Sections 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 of Act 2019-496 of the 2019 Regular Session, now appearing as Sections 32-9B-1, 32-9B-2, 32-9B-3, 32-9B-6, and 32-9B-7, Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for the operation of automated commercial motor vehicles and commercial motor vehicles with teleoperation systems.
|February 25, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Transportation and Energy|
|Bill Text||SB229 Alabama 2020 Session - Introduced|