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AV Bill in Washington State Scheduled for Jan. 30 Hearing

A bill introduced in the state of Washington's legislature would create a new comprehensive regulatory framework that allows autonomous vehicles (AV) to operate on roads in the state without a human driver. Currently, AVs may only operate in the state under limited testing purposes.

The bill - known as Senate Bill (SB) 5594 - will receive a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation at 4:00 PM Pacific Time on January 30, 2024. This committee heard testimony on the same bill during the last legislative session in winter 2023, but the committee did not advance it to the next step towards passage. Therefore, the bill must now restart the process from the beginning.

Click here to read SB 5594 in its entirety. 

Click here for a section by section summary.