senate Bill S332

2017-2018 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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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2017 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 04, 2017 referred to transportation

S332 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5538
Current Committee:
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 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6260, A8656

S332 (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.

S332 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S332 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   332

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

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 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:
  §  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.
  § 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.
  § 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:
  § 125. Motor vehicles. Every vehicle operated or driven upon a  public
highway  which  is  propelled  by  any  power other than muscular power,

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

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