"Not only do we love our autos, but this technology is, in a large part, being developed in this state of California," he said.
Padilla committed to working over the assembly's July summer recess to get liability wording finalized with input from the assembly's judiciary committee. The committee will hear the revised language in August. Assuming it continues moving forward, the bill would come up for a vote on the assembly floor. It would then pass back to the state senate for the assembly's amendments to be approved. The final step would be signature into state law by the governor.
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