assembly Bill A1798

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to The Innovative Transportation Act of 2019

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 17, 2019 referred to transportation

A1798 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
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 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11230

A1798 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A1798 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1798

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

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 2019".
  §  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

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