|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 28, 2017||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S332
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S332 - Details
S332 - 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 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S332 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to exempting hoverboards and electric unicycles from the definition of "motor vehicle"; 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) to definitively exclude hoverboards and electric unicycles from the definition of a "motor vehicle" under provisions of the VTL. As the operation of a hoverboard or electric unicycle is closely related to that of a skateboard, the bill provide both state and municipal authorities with the ability to create unique sets of regulations pertaining to these devices. Where "motor vehicles" are uniformly subjected to rules of the road prescribed by the VTL, an exemption for hoverboard and electric unicycle devices would allow officials to best address concerns that are inherent only in the operation of these specific products. Nothing in this legislation constricts the ability of State or municipal governments to address operational or safety concerns relative to these devices; quite conversely, it allows these entities to address these issues outside of the blanket regulatory scheme of
S332 - 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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