|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 14, 2013||referred to transportation|
assembly Bill A5058
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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A5058 - Details
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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