senate Bill S6260A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that hoverboards and electric unicycles shall not be deemed to be "motor vehicles" under the vehicle and traffic law

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 07, 2016 print number 6260a
Jan 07, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S6260 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8656
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§114-e & 119-c, Art 34-D §§1280 - 1282, amd §§125 & 1800, V & T L; amd §94-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S332, A5538

S6260 - Summary

Provides that hoverboards and electric unicycles shall not be deemed to be "motor vehicles" under the vehicle and traffic law; regulates the operation of hoverboards; directs the consumer protection division to monitor and investigate reports of electric unicycles and hoverboards that explode.

S6260 - Sponsor Memo

S6260 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6260

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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  exempting
  hoverboards from the definition of "motor vehicle"

  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 119-c to read as follows:
  S  119-C.  HOVERBOARD. EVERY SELF-BALANCING DEVICE, HAVING TWO OR MORE
WHEELS ON A SINGLE AXLE AND  NOT  EXCEEDING  TWENTY  INCHES  IN  HEIGHT,
DESIGNED  TO  TRANSPORT  ONE  PERSON  BY MEANS OF AN ELECTRIC PROPULSION
SYSTEM AND HAVING A MAXIMUM SPEED, WHEN PROPELLED SOLELY BY ITS ELECTRIC
PROPULSION SYSTEM, NOT IN EXCESS OF TWENTY MILES AN 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)  HOVERBOARDS.  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
terrain type vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes, or for
snow  plowing,  other than for hire, farm equipment, including self-pro-
pelled machines used exclusively in growing, harvesting or handling farm
produce, and self-propelled caterpillar or crawler-type equipment  while
being operated on the contract site.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S6260A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8656
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§114-e & 119-c, Art 34-D §§1280 - 1282, amd §§125 & 1800, V & T L; amd §94-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S332, A5538

S6260A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that hoverboards and electric unicycles shall not be deemed to be "motor vehicles" under the vehicle and traffic law; regulates the operation of hoverboards; directs the consumer protection division to monitor and investigate reports of electric unicycles and hoverboards that explode.

S6260A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6260A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6260--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERALTA, ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
  tion  --  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  exempting
  hoverboards and electric unicycles from the definition of "motor vehi-
  cle";  and  to  amend  the executive law, in relation to directing the
  consumer protection division to monitor incidents of  hoverboards  and
  electric unicycles that explode or ignite

  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  two  new
sections 114-e and 119-c to read as follows:
  S  114-E.  ELECTRIC UNICYCLE. EVERY DEVICE, HAVING A SINGLE WHEEL ON A
SINGLE AXLE,  NOT  EXCEEDING  TWENTY-SEVEN  INCHES  IN  HEIGHT  AND  NOT
EQUIPPED  WITH  HANDLEBARS, DESIGNED TO TRANSPORT ONE PERSON BY MEANS OF
AN ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM AND HAVING A MAXIMUM SPEED, WHEN PROPELLED
SOLELY BY ITS ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM, NOT IN EXCESS OF TWENTY  MILES
AN  HOUR.  AN  ELECTRIC  UNICYCLE  SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE AN ELECTRIC
PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICE.
  S 119-C. HOVERBOARD. EVERY SELF-BALANCING DEVICE, HAVING TWO  OR  MORE
WHEELS  ON  A SINGLE AXLE, NOT EXCEEDING TWELVE INCHES IN HEIGHT, EXCLU-
SIVE OF ANY LEG PAD AND/OR BAR, AND  NOT  EQUIPPED  OR  DESIGNED  TO  BE
EQUIPPED  WITH HANDLE BARS, DESIGNED TO TRANSPORT ONE PERSON BY MEANS OF
AN ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM AND HAVING A MAXIMUM SPEED, WHEN PROPELLED
SOLELY BY ITS ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM, NOT IN EXCESS OF TWENTY  MILES
AN  HOUR.    A HOVERBOARD SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE AN ELECTRIC PERSONAL
ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICE.
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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