OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-260

AN ACT CONCERNING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

Various State Agencies

Various - Potential Cost

Less than $1,000

Note: Various=Various

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill establishes a task force to study autonomous vehicles (AV) and analyze how they could impact the state. The bill allows the Department of Motor Vehicles in consultation with the Office of Policy and Management and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to establish a pilot program for up two municipalities to allow AV manufacturers to test AVs on those municipalities' highways.

There may be a cost of less than $1,000 in FY 18 to those agencies participating in the task force to reimburse legislators and agency staff for mileage expenses, currently at 53.5 cents/mile.

The Out Years

There is no ongoing fiscal impact because the task force terminates in FY 18.