Bryant Walker Smith, Professor at the University of South Carolina and ULC reporter on this Act, stated that the specific issue the Act is addressing is to identify who the driver is and who gets the ticket, or is liable, when something goes wrong. It is in the state's interest to identify some entity as the driver who is subject to current traffic laws. The commission observed that the technology is developing quickly and current Colorado law does not require the automated vehicle provider to register or to take responsibility for technical problems leading to accidents. It did consider whether the Act might impede innovation in the industry, but it was pointed out that California has very stringent laws regarding the industry and innovation continues in that state. The commission clarified that the Act does not prohibit individuals from owning these vehicles and that driving regulations – registration of vehicles, licensing, and liability – are state law issues. The commission conceded that the Act may be a heavy lift at this time and finding sponsorship may be an issue, but in spite of the opposition to the Act, it does appear that it would benefit the state. The commission thanked everyone for their time and comments on the Act.