assembly Bill A1618A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Defines the term electric assisted bicycle

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 20, 2014 advanced to third reading cal.495
Mar 19, 2014 reported
Feb 11, 2014 reported referred to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
May 31, 2013 advanced to third reading cal.455
May 29, 2013 reported
May 07, 2013 reported referred to codes
Apr 25, 2013 print number 1618a
Apr 25, 2013 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

A1618 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S390
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§102-c & 1238-a, amd §125, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2393
2011-2012: A1350
2015-2016: A233, S997
2017-2018: A1018, S2888
2019-2020: A2606

A1618 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines the term "electric assisted bicycle" for purposes of the applicability of the vehicle and traffic law; requires persons sixteen years of age or older to wear a helmet when operating an electric assisted bicycle.

A1618 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1618

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred 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

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

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A1618A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S390
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§102-c & 1238-a, amd §125, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2393
2011-2012: A1350
2015-2016: A233, S997
2017-2018: A1018, S2888
2019-2020: A2606

A1618A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines the term "electric assisted bicycle" for purposes of the applicability of the vehicle and traffic law; requires persons sixteen years of age or older to wear a helmet when operating an electric assisted bicycle.

A1618A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1618--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred 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.  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 LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS;
HAVE A MAXIMUM SPEED OF LESS THAN TWENTY MILES PER HOUR ON A PAVED LEVEL
SURFACE WHEN POWERED SOLELY BY SUCH A MOTOR WHILE RIDDEN BY AN  OPERATOR
WHO  WEIGHS  ONE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY  POUNDS;  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

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

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