|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 23, 2019||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S5294
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5294 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5294 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5294 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters PURPOSE: To authorize electric bicycles and electric scooters under New York law. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends section 102 of the vehicle and traffic law to include bicycles with electric assist as a type of bicycle, but provides 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. Section 2 defines a bicycle with electric assist by reference to the model national three-class standard for electric bicycles.
S5294 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5294 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 23, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- 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 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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