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  • NJ A4504
  • Clarifies that owners of self-driving motor vehicles must comply with existing insurance requirements.
Introduced
(1/19/2017)
In Committee
(2/27/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill clarifies that, for the purposes of insurance, a self-driving car must comply with compulsory automobile and motor vehicle insurance requirements. Current law provides, with certain limited exceptions, that every owner or registered owner of a motor vehicle registered or principally garaged in this State shall maintain motor vehicle liability insurance coverage. This bill clarifies that this mandate includes self-driving motor vehicles that are capable of operating without active control or monitoring by a human operator. Further, the "New Jersey Automobile Reparation Reform Act," P.L.1972, c.70 (C.39:6A-1 et seq.) created a system of "no-fault" insurance for private passenger automobiles. The bill amends the definition of "automobile" under that act to include a self-driving private passenger automobile that is capable of operating without active control or monitoring by a human operator. Therefore, the bill extends the requirements of the New Jersey Automobile Reparation Reform Act, including the requirement for owners and registrants to maintain liability insurance and the requirement that applicable insurance policies include personal injury protection benefits, to self-driving cars.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Financial Institutions and Insurance
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading  (on 2/27/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/27/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/27/2017 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing (19:00 2/27/2017 )
1/19/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/27/2017 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee: Reported Favorably 11 0 2