senate Bill S1357B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Defines the term electric assisted bicycle

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.776
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 13, 2011 amended on third reading 1357b
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.945
May 19, 2011 print number 1357a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 15, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S1357B
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S1357A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S1357 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §102, add §1238-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4014

S1357 - Summary

Defines the term "electric assisted bicycle" for purposes of the applicability of the vehicle and traffic law; provides that no person sixteen years of age or younger shall operate an electric assisted bicycle; requires persons eighteen years of age or younger to wear a helmet when operating an electric assisted bicycle.

S1357 - Sponsor Memo

S1357 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1357

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  the  defi-
  nition of electric assisted bicycle

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 102-c to read as follows:
  S 102-C. ELECTRIC ASSISTED BICYCLE. A BICYCLE WITH TWO OR THREE WHEELS
WHICH  HAS  A SADDLE AND FULLY OPERATIVE PEDALS FOR HUMAN PROPULSION AND
ALSO HAS AN ELECTRIC MOTOR.   THE ELECTRIC ASSISTED  BICYCLE'S  ELECTRIC
MOTOR SHALL: HAVE A POWER OUTPUT OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND WATTS; BE
INCAPABLE  OF PROPELLING THE DEVICE AT A SPEED OF MORE THAN TWENTY MILES
PER HOUR ON LEVEL GROUND; AND BE INCAPABLE  OF  FURTHER  INCREASING  THE
SPEED  OF THE DEVICE WHEN HUMAN POWER IS USED TO PROPEL THE DEVICE AT OR
MORE THAN TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  S 2. Section 125 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
365 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 125. Motor vehicles. Every vehicle operated or driven upon a  public
highway  which  is  propelled  by  any  power other than muscular power,
except (a) electrically-driven mobility assistance devices  operated  or
driven  by a person with a disability, (a-1) electric personal assistive
mobility devices operated outside  a  city  with  a  population  of  one
million  or  more, (b) vehicles which run only upon rails or tracks, (c)
snowmobiles as defined in article forty-seven of this chapter, [and] (d)
all terrain  vehicles  as  defined  in  article  forty-eight-B  of  this
chapter,  AND  (E)  ELECTRIC ASSISTED BICYCLES AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE
HUNDRED TWO-C OF THIS ARTICLE. For the purposes of title  four  of  this
chapter,  the  term motor vehicle shall exclude fire and police vehicles
other than ambulances.  For the purposes of titles four and five of this
chapter the term motor vehicles shall exclude farm type tractors and all

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03255-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S1357A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §102, add §1238-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4014

S1357A - Summary

Defines the term "electric assisted bicycle" for purposes of the applicability of the vehicle and traffic law; provides that no person sixteen years of age or younger shall operate an electric assisted bicycle; requires persons eighteen years of age or younger to wear a helmet when operating an electric assisted bicycle.

S1357A - Sponsor Memo

S1357A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1357--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DILAN, LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the defi-
  nition of electric assisted bicycle

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 102 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 931 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  S 102. Bicycle. 1. Every two or three  wheeled  device  upon  which  a
person  or  persons may ride, propelled by human power through a belt, a
chain or gears, with such wheels in a tandem or tricycle, except that it
shall not include such a device having solid tires and intended for  use
only on a sidewalk by pre-teenage children.
  2.  AN  ELECTRIC  ASSISTED DEVICE WITH TWO OR THREE WHEELS WHICH HAS A
SADDLE AND FULLY OPERATIVE PEDALS FOR HUMAN PROPULSION AND ALSO  HAS  AN
ELECTRIC  MOTOR.  THE  ELECTRIC ASSISTED BICYCLE'S ELECTRIC MOTOR SHALL:
HAVE A POWER OUTPUT OF NOT MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS; BE INCA-
PABLE OF PROPELLING THE DEVICE AT A SPEED OF MORE THAN TWENTY MILES  PER
HOUR  ON  LEVEL GROUND; AND BE INCAPABLE OF FURTHER INCREASING THE SPEED
OF THE DEVICE WHEN HUMAN POWER IS USED TO PROPEL THE DEVICE AT  OR  MORE
THAN TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  S  2.   The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
1238-a to read as follows:
  S 1238-A. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ELECTRIC ASSISTED  BICY-
CLES,  OPERATORS AND PASSENGERS. 1. IN ADDITION TO COMPLYING WITH ALL OF
THE RULES, REGULATIONS AND PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO  BICYCLES  CONTAINED
IN  THIS ARTICLE, AN ELECTRIC ASSISTED BICYCLE AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE
HUNDRED TWO OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL COMPLY  WITH  THE  FOLLOWING  REQUIRE-
MENTS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03255-06-1

Co-Sponsors

S1357B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §102, add §1238-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4014

S1357B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines the term "electric assisted bicycle" for purposes of the applicability of the vehicle and traffic law; provides that no person sixteen years of age or younger shall operate an electric assisted bicycle; requires persons eighteen years of age or younger to wear a helmet when operating an electric assisted bicycle.

S1357B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1357B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1357--B
    Cal. No. 945

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DILAN, LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  the  defi-
  nition of electric assisted bicycle

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 102 of the vehicle and traffic law, as  amended  by
chapter 931 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  S 102. Bicycle.  1.  Every  two  or  three wheeled device upon which a
person or persons may ride, propelled by human power through a  belt,  a
chain or gears, with such wheels in a tandem or tricycle, except that it
shall  not include such a device having solid tires and intended for use
only on a sidewalk by pre-teenage children.
  2. AN ELECTRIC ASSISTED DEVICE WITH TWO OR THREE WHEELS  WHICH  HAS  A
SADDLE  AND  FULLY OPERATIVE PEDALS FOR HUMAN PROPULSION AND ALSO HAS AN
ELECTRIC MOTOR. THE ELECTRIC ASSISTED BICYCLE'S  ELECTRIC  MOTOR  SHALL:
HAVE A POWER OUTPUT OF NOT MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS; BE INCA-
PABLE  OF PROPELLING THE DEVICE AT A SPEED OF MORE THAN TWENTY MILES PER
HOUR ON LEVEL GROUND; AND BE INCAPABLE OF FURTHER INCREASING  THE  SPEED
OF  THE  DEVICE WHEN HUMAN POWER IS USED TO PROPEL THE DEVICE AT OR MORE
THAN TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  S 2.  The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a  new  section
1238-a to read as follows:
  S  1238-A. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ELECTRIC ASSISTED BICY-
CLES, OPERATORS AND PASSENGERS. 1. IN ADDITION TO COMPLYING WITH ALL  OF
THE  RULES,  REGULATIONS AND PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO BICYCLES CONTAINED

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

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