2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watkins
Autonomous Systems Regulatory Workgroup (language only)

Item 418 #1s

Item 418 #1s

Technology, Secretary of

Page 340, after line 6, insert:
"A. The Secretaries of Technology, Transportation, Education, and Public Safety shall convene a work-group to consist of representatives from the Departments of Aviation, Motor Vehicles, and State Police as well as the Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority and institutions of higher education for the purposes of evaluating the current regulatory environment related to the use of unmanned systems in the Commonwealth.  The purpose of the work-group shall be to identify regulatory challenges related to the development, testing, and use of unmanned technologies across all modes of conveyance. The work-group shall suggest strategies to attract and promote the development of unmanned technology applications and companies, federal research at facilities located in the Virginia, venture and human capital, and applied research and technology that contribute to the growth and development of the unmanned systems sector in the Commonwealth.  The work-group shall provide a report of its activities and initial funding to the Governor and the chairmen of Senate Committee on Finance and the House Appropriations Committee by October 15, 2014."

(This amendment establishes a work-group relating to the regulatory environment for autonomous systems development and testing.)