Senate committee to consider autonomous vehicle legislation

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LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Committee on Economic Development and International Investment is scheduled to hold a special hearing on legislation that aims to reduce barriers to further research and testing of autonomous vehicles in Michigan.

Who:

Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, chair;

Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, majority vice chair;

Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland;

Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan;

Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, minority vice chair; and

Sen. Steven Bieda, D-Warren.

What:

The Senate Committee on Economic Development and International Investment will take testimony and consider Senate Bills 995, 996, 997 and 998. SBs 995-998 seek to update Michigan’s current autonomous vehicle law, which took effect in March 2014, to allow automotive companies the ability to further explore new possibilities for autonomous vehicles in Michigan.

When:

Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m.

Where:

Nexteer Automotive

Saginaw Room

3900 E. Holland Road

Saginaw, MI 48601

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