senate Bill S997

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Defines the term electric assisted bicycle

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2016 committed to rules
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1100
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 19, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 26, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 25, 2015 2nd report cal.
Mar 24, 2015 1st report cal.292
Jan 08, 2015 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Transportation committee Vote

S997
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

excused (2)

Mar 24, 2015 - Transportation committee Vote

S997
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S997 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A233
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§102-c & 1238-a, amd §125, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S390A, A1618A
2011-2012: A1350
2009-2010: A2393

S997 - 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.

S997 - Sponsor Memo

S997 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   997

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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  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
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.
                                                           LBD03026-01-5

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