OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-260

AN ACT CONCERNING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6730

File Copy No.: 433

Senate Calendar No.: 237


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various State Agencies

Various - Potential Cost

Less than $1,000

Less than $1,000

Note: Various=Various

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact. The amendment establishes a task force to study fully autonomous vehicles (FAV) and analyze how they could impact the state. The amendment 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 four municipalities to allow FAV manufacturers to test FAVs on those municipalities' highways. The task force shall issue interim reports of its findings and recommendations to the Transportation committee not later than January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2018 with a final report due not later than January 1, 2019.

There may be a cost of less than $1,000 in FY 18 and FY 19 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 19.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.