S1096B1897A09305 MSP:JSL 09/21/18 #90 A09305
AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 1096
Sponsor: SENATOR RAFFERTY
Printer's No. 1897
Amend Bill, page 1, line 5, by striking out "TITLE" and
inserting
Titles 74 (Transportation) and
Amend Bill, page 1, line 6, by inserting after "STATUTES, "
in Aviation Advisory Committee, further providing for Aviation
Advisory Committee;
Amend Bill, page 3, lines 21 and 22, by striking out all of
said lines and inserting
Section 1. Section 6304 of Title 74 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:
ยง 6304. Aviation Advisory Committee.
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(c.1) Vacancies.--If a position under subsection (a) has
been vacant for 120 days, an appointment shall be made on a
rotating basis by the President pro tempore of the Senate and
the Speaker of the House of Representatives to fill the vacancy.
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Section 2. Section 102 of Title 75 is amended by adding
definitions to read:
Amend Bill, page 4, line 4, by striking out "IMPLEMENTED" and
inserting
approved
Amend Bill, page 4, line 5, by inserting after "COMMISSION"
, as applicable
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inserting
driver
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The department shall be the lead Commonwealth agency on
platooning.
(b) Exception.--
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inserting
(c)
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and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Amend Bill, page 4, lines 22 and 23, by striking out "PUBLISH
GUIDELINES IN THE PENNSYLVANIA BULLETIN ESTABLISHING " and
inserting
establish
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as part of subsection (e)
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inserting
(d)
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(e) Plan for general platoon operations.--A person may
operate a platoon on a highway of this Commonwealth if the
person files a plan for general platoon operations with the
department. The department shall review the plan in consultation
with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Commission, as applicable. If the plan is not rejected by the
department within 30 days after receipt of the plan, the person
shall be allowed to operate the platoon.
Amend Bill, page 5, line 6, by striking out "3" and inserting
4
Amend Bill, page 5, line 11, by striking out "WORK ZONE"
Amend Bill, page 5, lines 12 and 13, by striking out
"COMMONWEALTH AGENCY.
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8504. "
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through 15; by striking out "THE DEPARTMENT OR THE PENNSYLVANIA"
in line 22, all of lines 23 through 30 on page 5 and all of
lines 1 through 15 on page 6 and inserting
The department shall be the lead Commonwealth agency on
highly automated vehicles.
(b) Highly automated work zone vehicles.--The department or
the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, as applicable, shall
authorize the locations in Pennsylvania, on a periodic basis, to
approve the deployment of a highly automated work zone vehicle.
A driver may be required in a highly automated work zone vehicle
when used in an active work zone.
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inserting
8503
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JURISDICTION OF" and inserting
within
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through 30; page 8, lines 1 through 24; by striking out all of
said lines on said pages and inserting
the following members:
(1) The Secretary of Transportation, who shall serve as
the chairperson of the advisory committee.
(2) The Secretary of Community and Economic Development.
(3) The Insurance Commissioner.
(4) The Secretary of Labor and Industry.
(5) The Commissioner of Pennsylvania State Police.
(6) The Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania
Turnpike Commission.
(7) The chairperson and minority chairperson of the
Transportation Committee of the Senate.
(8) The chairperson and minority chairperson of the
Transportation Committee of the House of Representatives.
(9) The following members to be appointed by the
Governor:
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(i) One member representing a transit authority in
this Commonwealth.
(ii) One member representing a transportation,
educational or research institution in this Commonwealth.
(iii) One member representing a technology company
engaged in developing highly automated vehicles.
(iv) One member representing a vehicle manufacturer
engaged in developing highly automated vehicles.
(v) One member representing bicyclists or
pedestrians in this Commonwealth.
(vi) One member representing drivers or consumers in
this Commonwealth.
(vii) One member representing a municipality of this
Commonwealth.
(viii) One member representing platoon operations.
(ix) One member representing an insurance company,
association or exchange who is authorized to transact the
business of motor vehicle insurance in this Commonwealth.
(c) Vacancies.--If a position under subsection (b)(9) has
been vacant for 120 days, an appointment shall be made on a
rotating basis by the President pro tempore of the Senate and
the Speaker of the House of Representatives to fill the vacancy.
(d) Alternates.--An advisory committee member under
subsection (b)(2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) or (8) may designate
an alternate to serve in the member's absence. The advisory
committee member shall notify the chairperson of the advisory
committee in writing of the designation.
(d.1) Further alternates.--The secretary may designate an
alternate under subsection (d) who must be a deputy secretary.
(e) Terms.--An advisory committee member may be reappointed
for additional terms. The terms of advisory committee members
appointed by the Governor under subsection (b)(9) shall be three
years. An individual appointed to fill a vacancy on the advisory
committee under subsection (b) shall serve for the unexpired
term and shall be eligible for reappointment.
(f) Meetings and expenses.--The following shall apply:
(1) The advisory committee shall meet at least three
times annually, but may hold additional meetings as are
called by the chairperson of the advisory committee. The
chairperson shall provide notice at least 14 days in advance
for regular meetings and shall provide a minimum of three
days' notice for special meetings.
(2) A record of meeting attendance shall be maintained
and appointed members must receive written notice if two
consecutive meetings are missed. An appointed member under
subsection (b)(9) who misses three consecutive meetings
without good cause acceptable to the chairperson of the
advisory committee may be replaced by the Governor.
(3) Minutes of the meetings shall be prepared and filed
with the advisory committee and distributed to all members.
All records shall be a matter of public record.
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(4) An appointed member under subsection (b)(9) may not
receive per diem expenses.
(5) The department shall provide appropriate staff
support to enable the advisory committee to properly carry
out the advisory committee's functions.
(g) Powers.--The advisory committee shall have the power to
advise and consult the secretary on all aspects of highly
automated vehicles and platooning in this Commonwealth and may
undertake any of the following, at a minimum:
(1) Developing technical guidance.
(2) Evaluating best practices.
(3) Reviewing existing laws, regulations and policies.
(4) Engaging in continued research and evaluation of
connected and automated systems technology necessary to
ensure safe testing, deployment and continued innovation in
this Commonwealth.
(h) Annual report.--The department shall provide an annual
report of the activities of the advisory committee under
subsection (g) on the department's publicly accessible Internet
website.
Section 5. This act shall take effect in 180 days.
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See A09305 in
the context
of SB1096