Bill Text: NY A01746 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate how to regulate artificial intelligence, robotics and automation; and repeals such commission.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-5)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-21 - reported referred to ways and means [A01746 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01746-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1746--C

                               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 -- committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
          ments,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
          --  again  reported  from  said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        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;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01276-06-9

        A. 1746--C                          2

     1    (f) potential restrictions on  the  use  of  artificial  intelligence,
     2  robotics and automation in weaponry;
     3    (g)  the potential impact on the technology industry of any regulatory
     4  measures proposed by this study; and
     5    (h) public sector applications of artificial intelligence  and  cogni-
     6  tive technologies.
     7    §  2. The commission shall consist of thirteen members to be appointed
     8  as follows: five shall be  appointed  by  the  governor;  two  shall  be
     9  appointed by the temporary president of the senate and one by the minor-
    10  ity  leader  of the senate; two shall be appointed by the speaker of the
    11  assembly and one by the minority leader of the assembly;  one  shall  be
    12  appointed by the chancellor of the state university of New York; and one
    13  shall be appointed by the chancellor of the city university of New York.
    14  The  members  of the commission shall serve at the pleasure of the offi-
    15  cial making the appointment of such member.  Vacancies in the membership
    16  of the commission shall be filled in the manner  provided  for  original
    17  appointments. Membership on the commission shall not constitute a public
    18  office.  A  chairperson  and vice-chairperson of the commission shall be
    19  elected by a majority of its members, all members being present.
    20    § 3. The members of the commission shall receive no  compensation  for
    21  their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
    22  incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
    23    §  4.  The  commission  may  conduct  any hearings or take any written
    24  testimony as it deems necessary, and shall take all other  steps  neces-
    25  sary  to  provide  a  thorough  analysis  of  all  issues related to the
    26  provisions listed in section one of this act.
    27    § 5. The commission shall issue a final report no  later  than  thirty
    28  days prior to the expiration of this act. The commission shall issue its
    29  report to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader
    30  of the assembly, the temporary president of the senate, and the minority
    31  leader of the senate.
    32    §  6.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
    33  deemed repealed December 31, 2020.
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