At the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Transportation Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles led, led by Chairman Straus and Chairman McGee, the chapter reviewed a number of bills listed below, and provided testimony supporting our members position across the diverse member base. 

Left to right: Jeff Adams, Sectretary, Dr. Waseem Naqvi, President, Jim Sproul, Director at Beacon Hill

 Some of the assembled observers at the hearing

Dr. Waseem Naqvi testifying to the Committee

The Committee acknowledged that the Chapter serves the needs of small and large business, vehicle OEMs and third party suppliers, manufacturers and operators, and invited the chapter back for open candid exchange.

Bills addressing: Autonomous Vehicles; Distracted Driving; Motor Vehicle Ops; Road and Bridge Namings

Bill

Bill Title

Sponsor

S.1903

An Act to enhance child passenger safety

Michael D. Brady

S.1908

An Act relative to hands free cell phone devices

Cynthia S. Creem

S.1938

An Act relative to the safety of autonomous vehicles

Eric P. Lesser

S.1945

An Act to promote the safe integration of autonomous vehicles into the transportation system of the Commonwealth

Jason M. Lewis

S.1950

An Act relative to vehicle idling

Thomas M. McGee

S.1951

An Act to provide for an air bag on-off switch to ensure safety to women, children and individuals with medical conditions

Thomas M. McGee

S.1954

An Act relative to low-speed vehicles

Thomas M. McGee

S.1960

An Act relative to child passenger safety

Mark C. Montigny

S.1961

An Act relative to the use of video screens while operating a motor vehicle

Mark C. Montigny

S.1962

An Act to prevent driver distraction and motor vehicle fatalities

Mark C. Montigny

S.1967

An Act designating certain portions of state highway as the Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. memorial highway

Michael O. Moore

S.1984

An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Norwood as the Thomas J. Kewriga Memorial Bridge

Michael F. Rush

S.1985

An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Needham as the James J. Delaney II, UMSC Veterans Memorial Bridge

Michael F. Rush

S.1986

An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Dedham as the Honorable Kelly A. Timilty Memorial Bridge

Michael F. Rush

H.1792

An Act relative to increasing the fines and penalties for texting and driving

Bruce J. Ayers

H.1804

An Act establishing the George Washington memorial highway

Nicholas A. Boldyga

H.1809

An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Lanesborough as the Sergeant Gregory Aloysius Noonan Bridge

Gailanne M. Cariddi

H.1822

An Act relative to autonomous vehicles

Peter J. Durant

H.1829

An Act to promote the safe integration of autonomous vehicles into the transportation system of the Commonwealth

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

H.1837

An Act relative to naming a state-owned bridge in the town of Amherst after Ellen Story

Solomon Goldstein-Rose

H.1841

An Act designating a portion of Route 3 as the Middlesex 3 highway

Kenneth I. Gordon

H.1882

An Act relative to safe driving

Denise Provost

H.1892

An Act requiring the hands-free use of mobile telephones while driving

William M. Straus

H.1897

An Act relative to autonomous vehicles

William M. Straus

H.2718

An Act designating Concord Road in the town of Westford as the Colonel John Robinson Memorial Highway

James Arciero

H.2742

An Act relative to autonomous vehicles

Aaron Michlewitz

H.3417

An Act limiting autonomous driving capabilities to zero emission and electric vehicles

Michael S. Day

H.3421

An Act relative to low-speed vehicles

Lori A. Ehrlich

H.3422

An Act relative to the safety of autonomous vehicles

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

H.3425

An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Needham as the James J. Delaney II, USMC Veterans Memorial Bridge

Denise C. Garlick

H.3440

An Act relative to automobile technology

William M. Straus

H.3444

An Act requiring the hands-free use of mobile telephones while driving

Joseph F. Wagner

 

 

 
 

Advocacy

Serving our members

 
 

Education

Access to Subject Matter Experts

 
 

Networking

Get together and address opportunities