assembly Bill A7431B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to bicycles with electronic assist and electric scooters

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Current Bill Status Via S5294 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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    • Passed Assembly
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.650
substituted for a7431b
Jun 20, 2019 substituted by s5294a
rules report cal.650
reported
Jun 17, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 16, 2019 print number 7431b
Jun 16, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jun 14, 2019 reported referred to codes
print number 7431a
Jun 14, 2019 amend and recommit to transportation
May 03, 2019 referred to transportation

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A7431 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5294
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§102-c, 114-e, 1242, 1243 & Art 34-D §§1280 - 1287, amd §§125, 159 & 1642, V & T L

A7431 - Summary

Relates to bicycles with electronic assist and electric scooters; defines terms; provides that every person riding an electric scooter upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle; makes related provisions.

A7431 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7431

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 3, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  bicycles
  with electric assist and electric scooters

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

  Section 1. Section 102 of the vehicle and traffic law, as  amended  by
chapter 931 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  § 102. Bicycle.  Every two or three wheeled device upon which a person
or persons may ride, propelled by human power through a belt, a chain or
gears, with such wheels in a tandem or tricycle, except  that  it  shall
not  include  such a device having solid tires and intended for use only
on a sidewalk by pre-teenage children. A BICYCLE INCLUDES A BICYCLE WITH
ELECTRIC ASSIST AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO-C OF THIS ARTICLE,
PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE IS INTENDED TO AFFECT THE  ABILITY
OF  A  LOCAL AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE
OPERATION OF BICYCLES WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST.
  § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
102-c to read as follows:
  §  102-C.  BICYCLE  WITH  ELECTRIC  ASSIST. EVERY TWO OR THREE WHEELED
DEVICE UPON WHICH A PERSON OR PERSONS MAY RIDE, PROPELLED BY AN ELECTRIC
MOTOR SYSTEM RATED AT NOT MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS,  EQUIPPED
WITH OPERABLE PEDALS, AND MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOW-
ING THREE CLASSES:
  (A) "CLASS ONE BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST" SHALL MEAN A BICYCLE WITH
ELECTRIC ASSIST EQUIPPED WITH A MOTOR THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE ONLY WHEN
THE  RIDER  IS  PEDALING, AND THAT CEASES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WHEN THE
BICYCLE REACHES THE SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  (B) "CLASS TWO BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST" SHALL MEAN A BICYCLE WITH
ELECTRIC ASSIST EQUIPPED WITH A MOTOR THAT MAY BE  USED  EXCLUSIVELY  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11288-01-9

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A7431A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5294
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§102-c, 114-e, 1242, 1243 & Art 34-D §§1280 - 1287, amd §§125, 159 & 1642, V & T L

A7431A - Summary

Relates to bicycles with electronic assist and electric scooters; defines terms; provides that every person riding an electric scooter upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle; makes related provisions.

A7431A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7431--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC, FAHY, D. ROSENTHAL, WALLACE, McMAHON,
  DE LA ROSA, BLAKE, RYAN, CRESPO,  SIMOTAS,  DILAN,  VANEL,  DenDEKKER,
  BRAUNSTEIN,  PHEFFER AMATO,  LUPARDO,  SANTABARBARA,  HYNDMAN, MOSLEY,
  McDONALD, JACOBSON,  FERNANDEZ,  SAYEGH,  COLTON,  CRUZ,  EICHENSTEIN,
  DeSTEFANO,  ORTIZ,  WOERNER,  REYES,  BARRON, LAVINE, HUNTER, BRONSON,
  MORINELLO, STERN, RAYNOR, BURKE, McDONOUGH, RODRIGUEZ, ROMEO, BUTTENS-
  CHON,  JEAN-PIERRE,  PICHARDO,  D'URSO,  WEPRIN,  DICKENS,  B. MILLER,
  JONES,  GRIFFIN, STECK, LIFTON, SOLAGES, BUCHWALD, CUSICK, M. L. MILL-
  ER, PAULIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. HEVESI,  LENTOL  --  read
  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee on Transportation -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  bicycles
  with electric assist and electric scooters

  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:
  § 102-C. BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST. A BICYCLE WHICH HAS AN ELECTRIC
MOTOR  OF  LESS  THAN  SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS, EQUIPPED WITH OPERABLE
PEDALS, MEETING THE EQUIPMENT AND MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS  FOR  BICY-
CLES  ADOPTED  BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION UNDER 16 C.F.R.
PART 1512.1 ET SEQ. AND MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
THREE CLASSES:
  (A) "CLASS ONE BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST." A BICYCLE WITH  ELECTRIC
ASSIST  HAVING  AN ELECTRIC MOTOR THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE ONLY WHEN THE
PERSON OPERATING SUCH BICYCLE IS PEDALING, AND THAT  CEASES  TO  PROVIDE
ASSISTANCE WHEN SUCH BICYCLE REACHES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  (B)  "CLASS TWO BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST." A BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC
ASSIST HAVING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR THAT MAY BE USED EXCLUSIVELY  TO  PROPEL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11288-05-9

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A7431B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5294
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§102-c, 114-e, 1242, 1243 & Art 34-D §§1280 - 1287, amd §§125, 159 & 1642, V & T L

A7431B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to bicycles with electronic assist and electric scooters; defines terms; provides that every person riding an electric scooter upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle; makes related provisions.

A7431B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7431--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC, FAHY, D. ROSENTHAL, WALLACE, McMAHON,
  DE LA ROSA, BLAKE, RYAN, CRESPO,  SIMOTAS,  DILAN,  VANEL,  DenDEKKER,
  BRAUNSTEIN,  PHEFFER AMATO,  LUPARDO,  SANTABARBARA,  HYNDMAN, MOSLEY,
  McDONALD, JACOBSON,  FERNANDEZ,  SAYEGH,  COLTON,  CRUZ,  EICHENSTEIN,
  DeSTEFANO,  ORTIZ,  WOERNER,  REYES,  BARRON, LAVINE, HUNTER, BRONSON,
  MORINELLO, STERN, RAYNOR, BURKE, McDONOUGH, RODRIGUEZ, ROMEO, BUTTENS-
  CHON,  JEAN-PIERRE,  PICHARDO,  D'URSO,  WEPRIN,  DICKENS,  B. MILLER,
  JONES,  GRIFFIN, STECK, LIFTON, SOLAGES, BUCHWALD, CUSICK, M. L. MILL-
  ER, PAULIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. HEVESI,  LENTOL  --  read
  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee on Transportation -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- reported and referred to the Committee  on  Codes
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  bicycles
  with  electric  assist  and  electric  scooters; and providing for the
  repeal of certain provisions upon the expiration thereof

  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:
  § 102-C. BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST. A BICYCLE WHICH HAS AN ELECTRIC
MOTOR OF LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY  WATTS,  EQUIPPED  WITH  OPERABLE
PEDALS,  MEETING  THE EQUIPMENT AND MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS FOR BICY-
CLES ADOPTED BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION UNDER  16  C.F.R.
PART 1512.1 ET SEQ. AND MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
THREE CLASSES:
  (A)  "CLASS ONE BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST." A BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC
ASSIST HAVING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE ONLY  WHEN  THE
PERSON  OPERATING  SUCH  BICYCLE IS PEDALING, AND THAT CEASES TO PROVIDE
ASSISTANCE WHEN SUCH BICYCLE REACHES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.

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

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