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A01746 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1746
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 16, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. VANEL, D'URSO, BARRON, MONTESANO, GALEF, DICKENS,
          MOSLEY,  PICHARDO,  BLAKE, RIVERA, NIOU, HYNDMAN, GIGLIO, RAIA, GLICK,
          TAYLOR, JAFFEE, CRESPO, RA, BICHOTTE, FAHY, FITZPATRICK -- Multi-Spon-
          sored by -- M. of A. COOK, DE LA ROSA, DenDEKKER, SIMON --  read  once
          and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

        AN  ACT  creating  a temporary state commission to study and investigate
          how to regulate artificial intelligence, robotics and automation;  and
          providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. A temporary state commission, to be known as the  New  York
     2  state artificial intelligence, robotics and automation commission (here-
     3  inafter  "commission"),  is  hereby  created  to study and make determi-
     4  nations on issues including but not limited to:
     5    (a) current law within this state addressing artificial  intelligence,
     6  robotics and automation;
     7    (b) comparative state policies that have aided in creating a regulato-
     8  ry  structure  for artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, and
     9  whether such measures would be similarly effective in this state;
    10    (c) criminal and civil liability regarding violations of law caused by
    11  entities equipped with artificial intelligence, robotics and automation;
    12    (d) the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation  on
    13  employment in this state;
    14    (e)  the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation on
    15  the acquiring and disclosure of confidential information;
    16    (f) potential restrictions on  the  use  of  artificial  intelligence,
    17  robotics and automation in weaponry; and
    18    (g)  the potential impact on the technology industry of any regulatory
    19  measures proposed by this study.
    20    § 2. The commission shall consist of eleven members to be appointed as
    21  follows: five shall be appointed by the governor; two shall be appointed

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01276-01-9

        A. 1746                             2
 
     1  by the temporary president of the senate and one by the minority  leader
     2  of the senate; and two shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly
     3  and  one  by  the  minority  leader  of the assembly. The members of the
     4  commission  shall  serve  at  the  pleasure  of  the official making the
     5  appointment of such member. Of the five members appointed by the  gover-
     6  nor,  two  shall  be from the office of information technology services.
     7  Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall  be  filled  in  the
     8  manner  provided for original appointments. Membership on the commission
     9  shall not constitute a public office. A chairperson and vice-chairperson
    10  of the commission shall be elected by a majority  of  its  members,  all
    11  members being present.
    12    §  3.  The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for
    13  their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
    14  incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
    15    § 4. The commission may conduct  any  hearings  or  take  any  written
    16  testimony  as  it deems necessary, and shall take all other steps neces-
    17  sary to provide a  thorough  analysis  of  all  issues  related  to  the
    18  provisions listed in section one of this act.
    19    §  5.  The  commission  shall issue its final report no later than one
    20  hundred eighty days after the effective date of this act. The commission
    21  shall issue its final report to the governor, the speaker of the  assem-
    22  bly, the minority leader of the assembly, the temporary president of the
    23  senate, and the minority leader of the senate.
    24    §  6. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire one year
    25  after such date.
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