Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to transportation
|Jan 12, 2017||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S2282
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S2282 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S2282 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2282 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill clarifies the vehicle and traffic law to define electric assisted bicycles; establish that electric assisted bicycles, as defined, are bicycles, not motor vehicles; and establish safety and operation criteria for their use. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill adds a new Section 102-c to the vehicle and traffic law and electric assisted bicycle as a bicycle equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than seven hundred fifty watts. The electric motor shall provide assistance only when the rider is pedaling and shall cease to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of twenty miles per hour. Such bicycle shall be defined as a class one electric assisted bicycle or a low-speed pedal assisted electric bicycle. Section 2 exempts electric assisted bicycles from the limited use motorcycle classification.
2017-S2282 (ACTIVE) - 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: § 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. § 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: § 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. § 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.
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