The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection to markup self-driving legislation
The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), announced a subcommittee markup for Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members will markup H.R. ____, Staff Draft on Highly Automated Vehicle Testing and Deployment Act.
Following a legislative hearing where members discussed drafts of self-driving bills, the subcommittee gears up for a markup to continue examining how self-driving vehicles are transforming the transportation industry. As early estimates show us that traffic fatalities in 2016 have increased 6%, this legislation is intended to play a critical role in prioritizing consumer safety and reducing traffic-related fatalities while clarifying federal and state roles.
“This markup is an essential step to addressing the growing number of traffic-related fatalities taking place on our nation’s roadways,” said Chairman Latta. “There is significant life-saving potential in this self-driving legislation, and the subcommittee is ready and eager to move it through regular order. This legislation puts important benchmarks into place that will prioritize consumer safety technologies and enhance mobility opportunities for people across the country. I look forward to continuing to work with our Democrat colleagues as we advance these meaningful bills through the legislative process.”