|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 14, 2018||referred to rules|
senate Bill S9046
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S9046 (ACTIVE) - Details
S9046 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9046 SPONSOR: GOLDEN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, the highway law and the general municipal law, in relation to the regulation of electric scoot- ers PURPOSE: This bill clarifies the vehicle and traffic law to define electric scooters; establish that electric scooters, as defined, are scooters, not motor vehicles; and establish safety and operation criteria for their use. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill provides that this act shall be known and may be cited as "The Innovative Transportation Act of 2018"
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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