senate Bill S6029B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to electric bicycles

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Jun 12, 2018 amended on third reading 6029c
May 31, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 22, 2018 1st report cal.1298
Jan 08, 2018 print number 6029b
Jan 08, 2018 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 22, 2017 referred to transportation
Jun 21, 2017 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2216
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 18, 2017 print number 6029a
May 18, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
May 10, 2017 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 22, 2018 - Transportation committee Vote

S6029B
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 22, 2018

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Jun 21, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S6029A
22
1
committee
22
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6029 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd V & T L, generally; amd §316, Hway L; amd §180, Gen Muni L

S6029 - Summary

Defines "electric assisted bicycles" and implements additional requirements for operating such bicycles.

S6029 - Sponsor Memo

S6029 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6029

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 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 administrative code  of
  the  city  of New York, the highway law and the general municipal law,
  in relation to the regulation of electric assisted bicycles

  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  EQUIPPED  WITH  FULLY
OPERABLE  PEDALS AND AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH AN OUTPUT OF LESS THAN SEVEN
HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS (ONE HORSEPOWER) WHEREBY SUCH ELECTRIC MOTOR ENGAGES
ONLY WHEN THE OPERATOR IS PEDALING AND DISENGAGES OR CEASES TO  FUNCTION
WHEN  SUCH BICYCLE'S BRAKES ARE APPLIED, THE OPERATOR STOPS PEDALING, OR
SUCH BICYCLE ACHIEVES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR OR MORE.
  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.
                                                           LBD11510-02-7

Co-Sponsors

S6029A - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd V & T L, generally; amd §316, Hway L; amd §180, Gen Muni L

S6029A - Summary

Defines "electric assisted bicycles" and implements additional requirements for operating such bicycles.

S6029A - Sponsor Memo

S6029A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6029--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, the  highway  law  and  the
  general  municipal  law,  in  relation  to  the regulation of electric
  assisted bicycles

  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  EQUIPPED  WITH  FULLY
OPERABLE  PEDALS AND AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH AN OUTPUT OF LESS THAN SEVEN
HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS (ONE HORSEPOWER) WHEREBY SUCH ELECTRIC MOTOR ENGAGES
ONLY WHEN THE OPERATOR IS PEDALING AND DISENGAGES OR CEASES TO  FUNCTION
WHEN  SUCH BICYCLE'S BRAKES ARE APPLIED, THE OPERATOR STOPS PEDALING, OR
SUCH BICYCLE ACHIEVES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR OR MORE.
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11510-04-7

Co-Sponsors

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S6029B - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd V & T L, generally; amd §316, Hway L; amd §180, Gen Muni L

S6029B - Summary

Defines "electric assisted bicycles" and implements additional requirements for operating such bicycles.

S6029B - Sponsor Memo

S6029B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6029--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. O'MARA, DILAN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans-
  portation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, the  highway  law  and  the
  general  municipal  law,  in  relation  to  the regulation of electric
  assisted bicycles

  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  EQUIPPED  WITH  FULLY
OPERABLE  PEDALS AND AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH AN OUTPUT OF LESS THAN SEVEN
HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS (ONE HORSEPOWER) WHEREBY SUCH ELECTRIC MOTOR ENGAGES
ONLY WHEN THE OPERATOR IS PEDALING AND DISENGAGES OR CEASES TO  FUNCTION
WHEN  SUCH BICYCLE'S BRAKES ARE APPLIED, THE OPERATOR STOPS PEDALING, OR
SUCH BICYCLE ACHIEVES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR OR MORE.
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11510-05-8

Co-Sponsors

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S6029C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd V & T L, generally; amd §316, Hway L; amd §180, Gen Muni L

S6029C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines "electric assisted bicycles" and implements additional requirements for operating such bicycles.

S6029C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6029C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6029--C
    Cal. No. 1298

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, DILAN, MARCHIONE, RANZENHOFER, SEPULVEDA,
  TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, the  highway  law  and  the
  general  municipal  law,  in  relation  to  the regulation of electric
  assisted bicycles

  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  EQUIPPED  WITH  FULLY
OPERABLE  PEDALS AND AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH AN OUTPUT OF LESS THAN SEVEN
HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS (ONE HORSEPOWER) WHEREBY SUCH ELECTRIC MOTOR ENGAGES
ONLY WHEN THE OPERATOR IS PEDALING AND DISENGAGES OR CEASES TO  FUNCTION
WHEN  SUCH BICYCLE'S BRAKES ARE APPLIED, THE OPERATOR STOPS PEDALING, OR
SUCH BICYCLE ACHIEVES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR OR MORE.
  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

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

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