senate Bill S2282

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of electric assisted bicycle

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Jan 12, 2017 referred to transportation

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S2282 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7059
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§102-c & 1238-a, amd §§121-b, 125 & 159, V & T L; amd §316, Hway L; amd §180, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6786, A9726

S2282 - Summary

Relates to the definition of electric assisted bicycle.

S2282 - Sponsor Memo

S2282 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2282

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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, the  highway  law  and  the
  general  municipal  law,  in  relation  to  the definition 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.  AN  "ELECTRIC  ASSISTED  BICYCLE"
SHALL MEAN A BICYCLE EQUIPPED WITH FULLY OPERABLE PEDALS AND AN ELECTRIC
MOTOR OF LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS. AN ELECTRIC ASSISTED BICY-
CLE  WITH A MOTOR THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE ONLY WHEN THE RIDER IS PEDAL-
ING, AND THAT CEASES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WHEN THE BICYCLE REACHES  THE
SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR, IS A CLASS ONE ELECTRIC ASSISTED BICYCLE
OR A LOW-SPEED PEDAL-ASSISTED ELECTRIC BICYCLE.
  S 2. Section 121-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chap-
ter 160 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  S 121-b. Limited use motorcycle. A limited use vehicle having only two
or three wheels, with a seat or saddle for the operator, EXCEPT ELECTRIC
ASSISTED  BICYCLES AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO-C OF THIS ARTI-
CLE. A limited use motorcycle having a  maximum  performance  speed,  of
more  than  thirty miles per hour but not more than forty miles per hour
shall be a class A limited use  motorcycle.  A  limited  use  motorcycle
having  a  maximum  performance speed of more than twenty miles per hour
but not more than thirty miles per hour, shall be a class B limited  use
motorcycle.  A limited use motorcycle having a maximum performance speed
of not more than twenty miles per hour shall be a class  C  limited  use
motorcycle.
  S 3. Section 125 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
365 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07107-01-7

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