senate Bill S7368

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring all persons in a city having a population of one million or more operating a bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter to wear a helmet

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Jan 22, 2020 referred to transportation

S7368 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§114-e, 114-f & 1242, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S7203

S7368 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all persons in a city having a population of one million or more operating a bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter to wear a helmet and imposes a civil penalty for violation of such requirement.

S7368 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7368 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7368

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- 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  requiring
  all persons in a city having a population of one million or more oper-
  ating a bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter to wear a helmet

  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 114-e to read as follows:
  §  114-E. ELECTRIC BICYCLE. EVERY BICYCLE EQUIPPED WITH FULLY OPERABLE
PEDALS AND AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH AN OUTPUT OF LESS THAN  SEVEN  HUNDRED
FIFTY  WATTS  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.
  § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
114-f to read as follows:
  § 114-F. ELECTRIC SCOOTER. EVERY DEVICE WEIGHING LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED
POUNDS  THAT  (I) HAS HANDLEBARS, A FLOORBOARD THAT CAN BE STOOD UPON BY
THE OPERATOR, AND AN ELECTRIC MOTOR, (II) CAN BE POWERED BY THE ELECTRIC
MOTOR AND/OR HUMAN POWER, AND (III) HAS A MAXIMUM SPEED OF NO MORE  THAN
TWENTY  MILES  PER  HOUR ON A PAVED LEVEL SURFACE WHEN POWERED SOLELY BY
THE ELECTRIC MOTOR.
  § 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1242 to read as follows:
  §  1242. HELMET REQUIREMENT FOR OPERATORS OF A BICYCLE, ELECTRIC BICY-
CLE OR ELECTRIC SCOOTER IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION  OR
MORE.  1.  THIS  SECTION IS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERSONS IN A CITY HAVING A
POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE FOR THE OPERATION OF A BICYCLE,  ELEC-
TRIC  BICYCLE OR ELECTRIC SCOOTER UPON ANY PUBLIC HIGHWAY OR ANY PRIVATE
ROAD OPEN TO PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC, AND WITHIN A  PARK  OR  OTHER
AREA UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PARKS AND RECREATION.
  2.  NO  PERSON  SHALL  OPERATE A BICYCLE, ELECTRIC BICYCLE OR ELECTRIC
SCOOTER UNLESS SUCH PERSON IS WEARING A HELMET MEETING THE STANDARDS  OF

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

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