MICHauto is celebrating the passage of House Bill 6369, which extends the current statewide moratorium on local government units from setting fees or regulations on automated vehicle (AV) technology testing and deployment.
Extending this moratorium is critical to maintaining a startup-friendly regulatory environment and securing Michigan’s continued global leadership in mobility and AV innovation and investment.
“In the last several years, startup companies and innovators from around the world have moved to Michigan because they know they can pursue exciting, new mobility technologies,” said Paul Corbett, Director of Government and Community Affairs for MICHauto. “We hear from those startup companies all the time; they love Michigan and the history of automotive innovation so integral to our state’s economy. The passage of this legislation will continue that legacy.”
Also, MICHauto extends great credit to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a steadfast champion of Michigan’s signature industry with the early and continuous support of this bill and for creating the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.
Corbett testified on behalf of MICHauto in favor of the bill in Lansing on Sept. 13. View his remarks below or click here for a transcript.