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Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles

About the task force
House Bill 4063, signed by Gov. Kate Brown on April 10, 2018, names ODOT the state’s lead agency on automated vehicle policy (as recommended by NHTSA). It also directs ODOT to facilitate a task force on automated vehicles and report to the legislature with legislative recommendations by September 2018. Initially, the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles will look into how AVs intersect with issues including licensing and registration, insurance and liability, law enforcement and accident reporting, and cybersecurity.

Task force members

House Bill 4063 sets forth specific industries and organizations to be represented on the task force. Here are the members (updated 4/24/2018):

Chair: Lt. Timothy Tannenbaum (Washington County Sherriff’s Office), Law enforcement

Rep. Susan McClain (D), Oregon Representative
Rep. Denyc Boles (R), Oregon Representative
Two Oregon Senators, to be determined

Richard Blackwell, Department of Consumer and Business Services
Capt. Teresa Bloom, Oregon State Police
Marie Dodds, American Automobile Association
Jebediah Doran (TriMet), Oregon Transit Association
Steve Entler (Radio Cab), Taxicab industry
Daniel Fernández (Jaguar Land Rover), Automotive Industry
Jared Franz (ATU), Transportation union
Chris Hagerbaumer (Oregon Environmental Council), Nonprofit organization
Eric Hesse (City of Portland), League of Oregon Cities
Cheryl Hiemstra, Department of Justice
Jon Isaacs (Uber), Transportation Network Company
Neil Jackson (OTLA), Trial lawyers
Jana Jarvis, Oregon Trucking Association
Sid Leiken (Lane County), Association of Oregon Counties
Carrie MacLaren, Department of Land Conservation and Development
Mark MacPherson (Teamsters), Transportation union
Tom McClellan, Department of Transportation
David McMorries (Office of the Chief Information Officer), Cybersecurity industry
Robert Nash (State Farm), Automotive insurance industry
Jim Pfarrer, Employment Department
Carly Riter (Intel Corp.), AV technology industry
Eliot Rose (Metro), Metropolitan planning organization
Jeremiah Ross (Ross Law LLC), Consumer Protection Advocates
Becky Steckler (University of Oregon), Public University
Graham Trainor (AFL), Workers’ union
Sean Waters (Daimler), Commercial truck manufacturing industry

Meeting materials

Materials for task force and subcommittee meetings will be posted here. 

Task Force Meeting 1 (Notice // Agenda // Meeting Slides): 9 a.m.-11 a.m. April 18, 2018, in Room 101 at the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI) in Salem. 

More information/Resources


Amy Joyce
ODOT Legislative Liaison

Jenna Adams-Kalloch
ODOT Emerging Technology Policy Lead

ODOT Public Information Representative (media contact)

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