assembly Bill A5058

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Defines the term electric assisted bicycle

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Feb 14, 2013 referred to transportation

A5058 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§102 & 125, add §1238-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1357B
2009-2010: S4014

A5058 - 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.

A5058 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5058

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ESPINAL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee 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. 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:
  (A) MEET THE EQUIPMENT AND  MANUFACTURING  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  BICYCLES
ADOPTED  BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (16 C.F.R. 1512.1, ET

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00592-01-3

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