senate Bill S9046

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to The Innovative Transportation Act of 2018

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Jun 14, 2018 referred to rules

S9046 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11230
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §316, Hway L; amd §180, Gen Muni L; amd V & T L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A1798

S9046 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines "electric scooters" and implements additional requirements for operating such scooters.

S9046 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9046 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9046

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 14, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "The Innovative
Transportation Act of 2018".
  §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
102-c to read as follows:
  § 102-C. ELECTRIC SCOOTER. A TWO-WHEELED DEVICE  THAT  HAS  HANDLEBARS
AND  A  FLOORBOARD  THAT  IS  DESIGNED TO BE STOOD UPON WHILE RIDING, IS
POWERED BY AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH AN OUTPUT OF LESS THAN  SEVEN  HUNDRED
FIFTY  WATTS,  OR  ONE HORSEPOWER, AND DOES NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN MILES PER
HOUR.
  § 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:
  § 125. Motor vehicles. Every vehicle operated or driven upon a  public
highway  which  is  propelled  by  any  power other than muscular power,
except (a) electrically-driven mobility assistance devices  operated  or
driven  by a person with a disability, (a-1) electric personal assistive
mobility devices operated outside  a  city  with  a  population  of  one
million  or  more, (b) vehicles which run only upon rails or tracks, (c)
snowmobiles as defined in article forty-seven of this chapter, [and] (d)
all terrain  vehicles  as  defined  in  article  forty-eight-B  of  this
chapter,  AND  (E)  ELECTRIC  SCOOTERS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED
TWO-C OF THIS ARTICLE. For the purposes of title four of  this  chapter,
the term motor vehicle shall exclude fire and police vehicles other than
ambulances. For the purposes of titles four and five of this chapter the
term  motor  vehicles  shall  exclude farm type tractors and all terrain
type vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes,  or  for  snow
plowing,  other  than for hire, farm equipment, including self-propelled
machines used  exclusively  in  growing,  harvesting  or  handling  farm

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

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