senate Bill S3069

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires commercial bicyclists in New York city to wear helmets, display the identifier at the rear of the bicycle, and register with the local police precinct

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S3069 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A502
Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง10-157, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7119, A1416

S3069 - Bill Texts

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Requires commercial bicyclists in New York city to wear helmets (meeting A.N.S.I. or Snell standards), display the required identifier only at the rear of the bicycle, and register with the local police precinct.

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BILL NUMBER:S3069

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation
to the regulation of commercial bicyclists

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA 0F BILL:
To require commercial bicyclists to
wear helmets, display identification at the rear of the bicycle and
to register with the local precinct.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends section 10-157 of the administrative code of New York city.

JUSTIFICATION:
The number of bicycle messengers and the like have
exploded on the streets of New York in past years. Unfortunately,
many of these bicyclists operate in a dangerous and careless manner,
threatening the safety of both pedestrians and drivers.

This bill will require these bikers to wear helmets for their own
safety, have identification on their bikes and to register their
bikes with a local police precinct. This will make it possible to
crack down on rogue bicyclists and will help ensure the safety of
other people who use the streets.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.7119/A.1416 - Referred to Cities
2007: A.753
2006: A.9396
2005: A.1104

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  3069

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to the regulation of commercial bicyclists

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraph 1 of subdivision  a  of
section  10-157  of the administrative code of the city of New York, are
amended and a new subdivision a-1 is added to read as follows:
  Every person, firm, partnership, joint venture, association or  corpo-
ration  which engages in the course of its business, either on behalf of
itself or others, in delivering packages, parcels, papers or articles of
any type by bicycle SHALL REGISTER EACH BICYCLE WITH  THE  LOCAL  POLICE
PRECINCT  AND  shall provide identification of the business by requiring
every bicycle or bicycle operator to be identified by:
  (1) affixing to the rear of each bicycle[, bicycle seat or both  sides
of  the  delivery  basket,]  a  metal,  plastic, or other sign of a type
approved by the police commissioner, with the name of the business and a
three digit identification number which identifies the bicycle  operator
in  lettering and numerals so as to be plainly readable at a distance of
not less than ten feet and maintaining same in good  condition  thereon;
and
  A-1. EVERY BICYCLE OPERATOR, WHILE ENGAGED IN BICYCLE OPERATION, SHALL
WEAR  A  HELMET MEETING THE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS
INSTITUTE (ANSI Z 90.4 BICYCLE HELMET STANDARDS) OR THE  SNELL  MEMORIAL
FOUNDATION'S STANDARDS FOR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR FOR USE IN BICYCLING. FOR
THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, WEARING A HELMET MEANS HAVING A HELMET
OF GOOD FIT FASTENED SECURELY UPON THE HEAD WITH THE HELMET STRAPS.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03178-01-1

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